Elaine Bakos joined Sweet Adelines in 1971. She directed the former West Towne’s Chorus for six years, winning the Novice Director’s Award. In 1996 Elaine joined GCC and soon afterwards was appointed Lead Section Leader and Assistant Director. Elaine has taught numerous Directors Certification classes on the regional level, and enjoys coaching chapter quartets. Elaine is a retired Legal Secretary and Administrative Staff Manager. She and husband Jim are proud parents of three, and doting grandparents of three.