See Tina's webpage. Tina first saw a hammered dulcimer in 1986 while living in Ketchikan, Alaska. It quickly became her passion and soon it seemed everyone on the island had heard Tina and her band, Bear Foot. She played on the docks for cruise ship tourists, at weddings, dances and at the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau. Since moving to the Denver area in 1990, Tina has become a full time musician. She performs solo, in small combos with fiddle, guitar, or piano, and in several local contra dance bands, such as Balance and Swing and variations of High Strung. Along with her busy performance schedule, she teaches students on the dulcimer and bodhran and has won a few hammered dulcimer competitions including the 1992 Colorado state championship, the 1994 Long’s Peak Scottish Games Championship, and brought home third place in the 1998, second place in the 1999 and won first place in the 2000 National Hammered Dulcimer Championships in Winfield, Kansas. Tina appears on recordings by Denver’s High Strung and the dance band Contrafusion.