Rebecca Richards, Director, has been a member of Sweet Adeline International since 1991, but says she really started at the age of four singing baritone to all of her mother’s quartet songs. From singing in the church choir as a child to singing with numerous choirs in school as a teenager to harmonizing at home with her kids as an adult, being a part of a vocal music ensemble has always been an integral part of her life. Rebecca is a member of the five-time Region 8 Championship Quartet, Ruby Blue, and has been the proud director of High Country Chorus since March 2014. When she’s not singing, she’s keeping up with her three very busy sons Nicholas, Tyler and Zachary.
Sherry Feller, Assistant Director, has a BA in Vocal Music Education. Introduced to Sweet Adelines by her mother as a young girl in southeastern Michigan, Sherry began her lifelong membership in 1976 in California, Region 12. In 1985, she joined High Country Chorus and participated in the first contest in Hawaii where the chorus won first place! Her passion for singing, teaching and directing are fulfilled in the world of Sweet Adelines. The educational tools, schools and workshops provided are of the highest quality. Sherry is a novice arranger and derives great joy in watching the transformation of singers as they develop vocal and leadership skills and become an integral part of a worldwide sisterhood. Quartet and chorus singing is great but she especially enjoys directing those beautiful voices in a memorable song.
Lindsay Pfannenstiel, Assistant Director, began her barbershop journey at a young age in Hutchinson, Kansas. Her private voice teacher (a tenor in the local Sweet Adelines chorus) encouraged her to join a Young Women in Harmony chorus called “Harmony Bound.” After the first rehearsal, Lindsay was hooked! After graduating from the University of Kansas, Lindsay moved to Denver with the goal of finding a barbershop chorus. Fortunately, she found High Country right down the street! After joining in 2012, she has been music team manager, baritone section leader, and assistant director.