Alisa Hampton picked up her first set of handbells in junior high at the Methodist Church in Brecksville, OH. She joined the bell choir at Sunset Presbyterian in 1992, with her best friend, and was hooked. Alisa played at Valley Presbyterian Church where she ventured into solo and duet ensembles. When she moved to Forest Grove, her love of handbells prompted her to help found a new bell choir at the Forest Grove United Methodist Church. Alisa also plays the piano and dabbles in writing compositions for bells and the church’s vocal choir. Her four children are also very musical and don’t mind her being an official ding-a-ling.