Jean Westermann Gregg was my voice teacher and mentor between my B.Mus. in vocal performance and my MM. She gave me profound insight in managing a performing career with a family. Jean always allowed me to bring my daughters, one of whom was in diapers, to our lessons. In part because of her patience, my young daughters learned not only how to sing, but were able to instruct others in 'diaphragm lift', a centerpiece of Jean's teaching. Jean's use of the H-hum as a point of resonance and her embracing of scientific research was a revelation to me. I was happy to be used as a guinea pig as she pursued her Master's in voice therapy. Jean introduced me to CTNATS, which she founded, and I became a member in 1981. In those early years, we would gather the papers from the auditions, spread them out on her living room floor, and staple them together to mail to the recipients. I helped Jean stuff envelopes and type up communications to the membership, and later served as secretary. Jean was also a member of both the Boston and New York chapters, and brought extraordinary guest lecturers and instructors in art song, opera and vocal technique to Connecticut. Jean also gathered together a superb group from New England and New York for a regional workshop, which included outstanding master teachers on a variety of subjects. Serving as her assistant for many endeavors, I saw firsthand her tireless devotion and advocacy for honing NATS into a first rank organization; she initiated the change of logo which we have today. I am forever in her debt for the numerous times she invited me to accompany her and participate in meetings and workshops around Boston, New England and New York. As Jean dedicated herself to a wider calling in NATS, we all missed her energy locally. A rare and exemplary human being, Jean's voice will always be a part of the best of NATS.