Tory Ouligian, board member

 “Music has always been an integral part of the Ouligian Family.”

Tory Ouligian has lived in Grass Valley for the past four years. She moved from her hometown of Pacific Palisades in Southern California, where she and her husband Greg raised their three children, who are now in their twenties. Before becoming a full time mom, she was an ICU nurse at UCLA Hospital for twelve years and also participated in research for their Department of Gastroenterology.

Albeit newer residents, Greg and Tory are not strangers to the area. Tory’s parents have had a vacation home in Alta Sierra for more than 25 years and an aunt had lived here since 1980. It was a frequent family destination during the summer and school breaks…taking the kids to the fair, the parks and to the cultural activities unique to Gold Country mountain towns.

It was a job opportunity at Sutter Roseville Hospital for Greg, an ER physician, that led to the move. Tory, too, was ready for a change. ”Our two oldest were attending Cal, and we were nearing the empty nest season of our lives. It seemed a good time for a shift and the now little-used vacation home was available. Once here, we developed the relationships that really make a place feel like one belongs. We sought out a number of things to do, found InConcert Sierra and have attended almost every event since, bringing friends with us when possible.”

Music has always been an integral part of the Ouligian Family. All five members of the family read music and play the piano at one level or another. “Our kids are finally thanking us for making them take lessons, and it is a joy to hear them play when they come home to visit.” Tory and Greg were also vocalists on the worship team at their church in Santa Monica.

Tory is honored to be on the InConcert Sierra Board. She brings a knowledge and love of music, organizational skills and the joy of working a party.