Meet your neighbor – Sally Humpherys |

Meet your neighbor – Sally Humpherys

Where I live: Nevada City.

How long I’ve lived in Nevada County: I was born here. I moved away to go to school, then I came back.

Do I like living here? I love it, that’s why I moved back. It’s beautiful and my family’s all here.

What I do in my spare time: I enjoy biking, playing tennis, singing, skiing, boating. I love all sports, but I especially love music.

My family: I have a lot of family in this area, including my husband, Newell; daughter, Camille; son, C.J., and his wife, Laurie, and their 6-month-old, Mercy; and my sons Trevor, 8, and Damien, 6.

Pets: We have three dogs, Spud, Virginia and Taffyl and one cat, Kiki.

Favorite food: Salads.

Job: I teach teachers how to teach music under a program through the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools and Music in the Mountains. I also teach independent study for the Nevada Joint Union High School District.

What I like about my job: I love people.

What would I change about my job: I wouldn’t change anything.

The best job I ever had: I sang professionally for a long time.

If I won a million: I’d travel, pay bills and help others.

My favorite vacation: Tahiti.

My dream vacation: I’d go to Ecuador. I’d like to see the Galapagos Islands.

My greatest accomplishment: Raising my four children.

What I’d change about the world: I pray for peace.

The most important lesson I’ve learned: “To love another person is to see the face of God,” from “Les Miserables’ by Victor Hugo.

The person who has made the biggest difference in my life: God and my family.

My hero: My husband.

The best book I’ve read recently: “The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.”

Favorite TV Show: I hardly ever watch TV.

My personal theme song: “You Raise Me Up,” by Josh Groban.

A musical I’d recommend: “Les Miserables.”

What you should know about me: I am a happy person, and I love life.

Why you, or your ancestors, come to this area: My ancestors came from Italy. My father moved to this area from San Francisco for better opportunities.


Who are your neighbors? If you know of a western Nevada County resident to be spotlighted in this feature, contact Becky Trout at or 477-4234.

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