Deanna’s life has always included music: singing in college and church choirs and directing adult and children’s choirs, performing as a percussionist with the San Gabriel Valley Concert band and of course directing/teaching handbells for more than 2 decades at both schools and churches. Deanna has been directing our handbell choirs for the past 12 years.
Deanna hails from New Jersey. She attended schools in PA, MD and TN, where she received her degree in Food Service Management. She moved to CA (for the second time) with her family in 1996. Over the years her day jobs have included Food Service Management, Accounting, Full Time Mommy, Education and Administrative Assistant. She is currently the Assistant Director for Human Resources and Risk Management for the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. She is married to Peter Simeone and they have two adult children, Joel and Amanda. The whole family enjoys playing in the handbell choir.