Bev and Gano met as members of the "For The Love of Jazz" society in Reno, NV. Their involvement in the jazz arena has always been avocational and 'a labor of love'. As such, they have been able to actively participate in jazz community activities wherever they lived while pursuing their professional careers.
In 2000, Beverly retired after serving many years as Executive Director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Fredericksburg, VA. After moving to Santa Fe, she and Gano became involved in RENESAN (a life-time educational institute) as board members, volunteers and faculty members. (teaching management and jazz courses) Bev currently enjoys part-time employment as an "Art Consultant" at the Pippin Contemporary Art Gallery in Santa Fe.
Gano's career took a different direction from that of his undergraduate major in music. After several management positions with industrial-commercial organizations, he decided to pursue a career as a university professor in business administration. After completing MBA and Ph.D degrees, he spent 44 years as a professor of management and marketing at six U.S. and two international universities. As a result of his university positions, he was also a consultant to a wide variety of national and international firms as well as several organizations in the public sector.
In 2000, Gano retired from his last, full-time 'academic gig' as Chair and Professor of Business Administration at Mary Washington College (now The University of Mary Washington) in Fredericksburg, VA