Beverly Collins Parnell began tenor drumming with the Louisville Pipe Band (Louisville, KY) during “an early mid-life crisis.” An award-winning tenor drummer, her accomplishments include the 2002 Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) Novice Tenor Drummer of the Year Award and she was ranked in the 2004 EUSPBA Top Five Novice Tenor Drummers. Articles by the writer have been published in Modern Drummer and Not So Modern Drummer magazines. After four glorious years as a repeat novice tenor, her solo bagpiper proposed and she said “yes!” They moved cross-country to Seattle and took some time off from the kilt. Both are now members of The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band (Bellevue, WA). The author currently provides corporate training as Adjunct Faculty with Tacoma Community College and serves as Professional Development Director with The Gottman Institute in Seattle. Her educational background includes a Master of Science in Education with emphasis in Counseling Psychology (University of Kentucky) and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of Alabama). Drumming inspirations include: Tyler Fry, Jon Quigg, Laura Doll, Reid Maxwell, Manu Katche, Peter Criss, Mick Fleetwood, Viola Smith and Jack Hall. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, Danskin triathlons, collecting Manolo Blahnik shoes and rooting for University of Alabama football (Roll Tide!). In the shadow of Mount Rainier, the author shares a home in Bonney Lake, WA with piper-husband, Graeme, their new baby Liam and their five cats: Howie, Gypsy, Braveheart, Dylan and Sammie.