Carol Kimball was a musician and documentary filmmaker during the creation of this musical, simultaneously working in corporate communications. Post 9/11 she moved on to forge a career as a mortgage banker, which she did for several years. Yes, we know how that turned out. At the tender age of six in small town Ohio, Ms. Kimball begged her parents for piano lessons. She played by ear from the start and studied classical piano for eight years. She has been singing and playing in numerous musical groups and bands her entire life. She has taught herself to play guitar and accordion, but the first time she heard her own voice, was when – well past the age of 40 – she and Frank began to record The Songs of Lust 'n Rust. Ms. Kimball has a journalism degree from Bowling Green State University and a film degree from Columbia College Chicago.