Merriann began her Sweet Adeline career 1963 as a baritone in the Delta Chorus. She has been singing bass for many years and currently sings with the Sacramento Valley Chorus and is a dual with a new chorus in Stockton, Delta Harmony Xpress. For a few years she was a dual member with another chorus, Pacific Empire Chorus. She competed at International with both SVC and PEC and quartets. Merriann has always been active in chorus in the musical area including bass section leader and in the chorus administration. In the previous management style of Region 12 – Board of Directors, she served for many years and was Secretary, Vice Regent and Regent. She is currently on the regional faculty and coaching staff. Merriann has almost always been in a quartet – and some with interesting names: Ship Shapes (her first quartet), Pretenders, Sunshine Unlimited, Musical Marmalade, First Impression, Capital City Express (1993 regional champions), Highlight, Spritz, Confetti (2007 regional champions) and Ignite. She and Bill, her caring and understanding husband of 54 years, live in Stockton along with her special doggy – Tina the Weiner! Merriann has two beautiful married daughters, Diane and Karen, however, the special place in her heart is reserved for her awesome grandson, Tyler. Family means a lot to Merriann and now she can add FlipSide to the mix. What a treat to sing again with some of her best friends.