Nina began her love affair with the ukulele at the tender age of 8, after her parents went to Hawaii and brought back a sweet little soprano with painted Hula dancers. Four decades later, she picked it up again and started the FLUKES (Fun-Loving Ukulele Society), a 30-member ukulele ensemble based in Portland, Maine, and has been blissfully plucking, strumming and singing at fairs, festivals, memory-care, rehab, assisted-living facilities and nursing homes around the state of Maine. She is a Teaching Artist at 317 Main Community Center in Yarmouth, Maine, offering ukulele classes and leading the CUKES (Community Ukes). When not parading around with ukulele in hand, Nina can be found tooting her own (French) horn in the Portland Symphony Orchestra. She can be reached at [email protected]. ALOHA!