Nicole joined EMSO in 2019, and plays in the violin section. She is a physician, currently living in Woodbury, but grew up in Stillwater. Besides music she enjoys reading, writing, motorcyling and cats.
Steve joined the EMSO in 2017 as a cellist. Steve started playing cello about 15 years ago when his 8 year old daughter started taking violin lessons with this idea that he could keep pace with her as she progressed. They are both still playing in orchestras (but she is far better than her dad!).
Steve is a geologist/hydrogeologist and spent most of his career working in groundwater protection for the State of Minnesota (DNR and MPCA). Now he spends his time on his small farm near River Falls, WI.
Activities include woodworking, making maple syrup, bailing hay. He is slowly restoring an old (1860’s) log home which was one of the first homes in the neighborhood and starting work on a timber frame barn.
Mary Jane Latu
joined Emso during the fall of 2018
She currently works at a non-profit as a family and children’s advocate
She grew up in Brooklyn Park, MN, and is now living in the uptown area of Minneapolis.
She loves spending time with family, reading, volunteering, and hiking.