Jamie grew up in the 1960s in a household steeped in folk music, so she was overjoyed to discover Revels in 1980 when she and her husband returned to Cambridge from New York. She was fortunate enough to become a chorus member in 1986 and has been performing with Revels since then. Jamie takes to heart the Revels mission to preserve and promote folk traditions through the common language of music and believes the healing capacity of Revels and its participatory performances is an essential ingredient in maintaining a just and compassionate society.
Jamie served on the Revels board of directors through the 1990s, which involved its own set of unique organizational and artistic challenges as Revels evolved beyond its roots as Jack Langstaff’s dream. In rejoining the Revels board in 2020, she brought 20 years of experience as a public school classroom teacher and 20 years of administrative experience in the nonprofit sector, 15 of which were spent at the Boston Center for Adult Education, where she was the assistant director and director of education. Jamie holds an M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.