Emerald City Ringers


Brian Tervo

Brian Tervo
Musical Director

Brian Tervo is the founding Musical Director for Emerald City Ringers. He has been ringing handbells since 1989 and has been directing since 1995. In addition to Emerald City Ringers, Brian directs the handbell program at Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines. He is a published handbell composer and arranger, has taught classes at numerous handbell festivals and workshops, and is a Past Chair for Area 10 of the Handbell Musicians of America. Brian earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and a Master in Education from Western Governors University.  He currently teaches high school mathematics.


Colin Walker
Managing Director

Colin Walker is the Managing Director of Emerald City Ringers, which basically means he is responsible for trying to squeeze a large set of handbells in a space that’s never quite big enough. This has occasionally resulted in extreme measures like dangling aluminum handbells from the rafters. He has been ringing handbells since the late 80s, and has been directing since 2006. Colin is director of handbells at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue. He has a degree in Administrative Management from Central Washington University and a Master of Public Administration from Seattle University. Colin currently works for Bellevue Parks & Community Services as a Marketing Administrator.


Saskia Orr
Human Resources Director

Saskia Orr is the Human Resources Director of Emerald City Ringers,

Our Ringers

Alex Oliver, Andrea Feist, Becca Kruger, Becky Fowler, Beverly Mersing, Cathy Anderson, Colin Walker, Heather Kruger, Jaime Henderson, Kasey Schultz, Kate Sorensen, Kenny Kruger, Laura Baumgartner, Liz Luecker VanSlyke, Mary Judge, Saskia Orr, Sarah Woodbury, Renee Wissbrod

Our Mascot

Our lovable mascot Verd is on stage at every ECR concert. Look carefully for him – he’s a bit shy!