Member Highlight Samantha Trelstad, Violin How long have you played in the orchestra? I joined the second violin section of Civic for the first rehearsal of January 2016. Why do you play in the orchestra? I’ve played violin since I was six years old, through high school and college. After college I wasn’t very active in my playing, and started to miss it. Civic provides an outlet for my beloved hobby, and has already opened doors to other opportunities, including serving on the board. I’m very glad to have found it. What do you do? I live and work in Minneapolis and am very fond of the city. I work in operations for a patent law firm downtown, and I love being a part of the bustling business district. I have experience in office management, human resources, as well as healthcare management and direct care for both seniors and people with disabilities. What other activities do you participate in? I like to be very active; I rock climb, hike and camp, and I love traveling. I’ve dabbled in making Ukranian Easter Eggs (or Pysanky), but that’s a flame that needs rekindling. I also serve on the Civic Board of Directors, and I have recently picked up a few socially musical activities with other members of the orchestra, all of which are very exciting!