Singing With Style

Gailyn Terkelsen, Belinda Jaco, Sharen Fowler, Sandra Hawkins

Freestyle had so much fun as a seasonal Caroling quartet that they decided to make it a year-round pursuit of harmony and friendship!

They especially love caroling in Antler Hill Village at the Biltmore Estate and are constantly working on new music for Christmas, religious, standard and comedy performances. Combined, Freestyle has 110 years' membership in Sweet Adelines, 2 husbands, 6 grown children, 4 beloved grandchildren, 4 cats, 1 dog, 4 "gran-dogs" and 2 gran-cats"! Oh, and they forgot to point out that the grown children are beloved too!
Bass Sandra Hawkins is an Industrial Engineer, Lead Belinda Jaco is an HR Service Desk Rep, and Baritone Sharen Fowler is a High Risk OB/GYN Ultrasound Technologist.
When they aren't working or singing, they love being " A Gran", baking, doing needlework, biking, hiking, and going on family outings.

Baritone - Having moved from Miami, FL, Sharen Fowler now hangs her kayak in Arden with hubby Ben and their two cats. Sharen recently became a grandmother to identical twin girls. She has many hobbies but one of her passions is making Jewelry. Hiking and mountain biking with hubby and friends are also high on her list. When not playing outside or cat petting, Sharen & Ben own and operate Fowler & Associates Home Builders, Inc., a residential construction company. She also works full time as an OB/GYN Ultrasound Specialist who performs Ultrasounds on high risk pregnant women at MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists in Asheville, NC. She received her certification in 1984 and is very dedicated to her patients. Sharen sings in her church choir every Sunday and joined Sweet Adeline’s in 1992. Singing is a high priority in her life. Each week she chooses to commit her musical talent and time for the 1½ hour drive to both Carolina Style Chorus and quartet rehearsals. We are so lucky!

Tenor - Gailyn is now in her 3rd Sweet Adelines region having moved from New York (Region 15) to Florida (Region 9) and now to Hickory, NC (Region 14). Gailyn was hooked on barbershop singing and Sweet Adelines the moment she realized that she would get to sing a harmony part! When she remarried in December 2016, her one relocation requirement was that she would be near a good Sweet Adelines chorus. She found that with Carolina Style Chorus and then was excited to join Freestyle quartet. She loves singing with these talented and supportive women. When not singing, Gailyn works as a project administrator with Affinity Living Group in their development department that manages the new construction of assisted living facilities in NC and several other states. She also enjoys exploring her new North Carolina home and the mountains with her husband while riding on the back of their Can Am 3-wheeled motorcycle.