Nancy is a fiddler and fiddle teacher.  Her introduction to the violin was in 4th grade school orchestra and her classical studies lasted about 9 years.  In her early 20s, she heard fiddle music and fell in love with the sound.  She has pursued that direction ever since.  She has toured and recorded with award-winning bands in the bluegrass, folk and western swing genres (Wheel Hoss, Montana Mandolin Society, Open Range and the Swing Stampede) and is currently a member of the gypsy jazz group Montana Manouche.  

Nancy is the 2015 and 2016 Montana State Grand Champion and is also a former National Fiddle Champion in the Adult age division.  In addition to competing, she has extensive experience as a judge, including judging the National Fiddle Contest several times.