He’s given choir members confidence and the tools to be able to do things that they never would have thought possible.
— The Rev. Ben Maas, Saint James’ Episcopal Church rector
• Age: 31
• Home: Midland
• Work: Carillonneur, Luray Singing Tower, 2014-present; music director, organist, Saint James’ Episcopal Church, Warrenton, 2013-present; music director, organist, New Providence Presbyterian Church, Raphine, 2012-13; interim music director, organist, Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, Lynnwood, 2011-2012; carillonneur, Hollins University, August-December 2010.
• Education: Performance diploma, North American (Ill.) Carillon School, 2017; master’s degree, church music, organ performance and choral conducting, Shenandoah University, 2013; bachelor’s degree, music and history, Concord (W.Va.) University, 2010, Summers County (W Va.) High School, 2005.
• Family: Parents Linda and Danny Ratcliffe; younger sister.
• Hobbies: Camping, hiking, swimming, woodworking.