Brian Tervo has lived his entire life in Seattle, Washington, and was first introduced to handbells in 1989. He is the founding director for the Emerald City Ringers, a community handbell choir based in Seattle and leads four handbell choirs at Faith Lutheran Church in Redmond, Washington. Brian is very involved with the handbell community in the Pacific Northwest, and has led classes and workshops at numerous events. He served as Chair for Area 10 of the Handbell Musicians of America in 2013-2014.
Brian earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and worked as a Software Engineer at Microsoft for nearly 20 years. Brian is currently a student pursuing a Master's Degree in Education and has plans to teach high school mathematics.