Margaret’s early professional life centered around all things related to the cello: performing, teaching, arranging music, and directing events. Awards included scholarships to attend Idyllwild Arts Academy, University of Arizona School of Music with Peter Rejto, and Westminster College’s Master of Strategic Communication Program. After years of connecting to people through music, she shifted to connecting people through words and ideas. Margaret has been nicknamed "The Benevolent Story Extractor" for her uncanny ability to be supportive, directive, and entertaining as she leads unforgettable workshops, coaches public speakers, or interviews fascinating people. She is the producer and host of the Suzuki Association of the Americas Podcast, "Building Noble Hearts: Inside a Teaching Community." Her free time is filled with hiking, biking the paths of Boulder, and reveling in her three grown daughters’ marvelous lives.