Evelyn has lived in Kansas her entire life, but in four different parts of the Sunflower State. She was born near Parsons, went to college in Lawrence, and lived in Dodge City and Marysville before moving back to Lawrence in 1998. She has been a church musician since she was 13 and has taught piano since her high school days. She has served First Baptist Church as organist/pianist since 1998.
Evelyn loves teaching piano and she loves dogs—she currently has a Corgi (Ely) and a Corgi/Mini Australian Shepherd (Auggie). Evelyn is a member of Lawrence Music Club and has been chairman of their Junior Festival (Lawrence) for 20 years. She also is currently co-president of Lawrence Accredited Music Teachers Association. Evelyn has two daughters and five grandchildren, who live around the world.