Randi began violin lessons at the age of nine attending the Cleveland Music School Settlement and continued her study into college. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in education and later received her master’s degree in computer science from Nova Southeastern University.
In 1980, she left Ohio and moved to Florida, first teaching in Sarasota County, and then relocating to Collier County in 1985 to instruct in the Collier County Public School System. Her master’s degree gave her the opportunity to be on the ground floor as the district realized the potential of technology in the classroom. She eventually became Collier’s Director of Instructional Technology and Media Services, being recognized nationally for her innovation and leadership. In addition, she was state president of the Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders.
During this busy time in her life, she returned to her music, first taking private lessons, then joining a classical quartet, and finally taking up Irish fiddle. Today she enjoys performing in a variety of venues. Randi also is an accomplished artist, working primarily in acrylics to create murals, landscapes, and, most recently, illustrations for children’s books.
Randi lives with her husband, Bill, and has three grown daughters and seven grandchildren. She is honored to be on the board of the Naples Music Club.