Charlyn has played the viola since 7th grade, and music has always been an enjoyable avocation
for her. Before coming to Oregon in 1977, she played in the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Symphonies, and the Bear
Valley and Aspen Music Festivals. She was principal viola in Palatine Hill/Columbia Symphony until 1987, when she
started her career in nursing. Currently she coordinates special programs and oversees community education activities
for the Legacy Cancer Institute, working at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.
She was member of the Portland Opera Orchestra for 12 years, and then rejoined the Columbia Symphony in 1997. Playing chamber music continues to be a passion as well.
Her other enjoyable pursuits include yoga, travel (especially to Italy!) and cooking, interests she shares with her husband, Jeffrey.