Natalie is pursuing a dual degree in Photography & Imaging and Art History at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has played piano, orchestral bass, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar since elementary school. She developed Recorders of Hope during the People to People Leadership conference at Harvard University in 2010. Natalie enjoys competing in Model United Nations.
Joey is a student at Highland Park High School in Highland Park and has played oboe for 7 years and piano for 13 years. He performs in the Highland Park High School Wind Symphony, Orchestra, District 7 ILMEA Senior High Honor Band and the North Shore Honor Band. He loves geography and qualified to compete as a finalist in the National Geographic Illinois State Geography Bees of 2012 and 2013. He is on the HPHS varsity football and track teams.
Andy has been a middle school social studies teacher for Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, Illinois for more than 12 years, teaching 7th and 8th graders. He also has served as a member of the Winnetka Public School Board and on the Winnetka Public Schools Foundation. He has coached middle school basketball as well.
Janet has been a pre-school and elementary school educator for more than 20 years. For the past 8 years, she has been the elementary music teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Highland Park where she teaches kindergarten through fifth graders music, singing, drumming, recorder, ukulele, and music history. She has travelled to Senegal to teach music literacy to children and adults.