County Court of Common Pleas for a license to become a private investigator. “Then,” she explained, “I was Detective Eileen.” *** Detective Eileen has a big personality. She’s the rare person who is equally comfortable singing, performing on the stage, or pounding on the door of a drug den in a dangerous neighborhood in Camden, New Jersey because that’s where a clue in the Toni Lee Sharpless case has taken her. That big personality is one reason why she can shine in almost any situation. She has appeared in television commercials for Ultra Brite Toothpaste, 7-Eleven Convenience Stores, and several commercials for the Heartland Corp. She worked on the television show “Disappeared” on the Investigation Discovery Channel. She has also been contacted by three producers who, at various times, wanted to base a series on her life and career. She also had a small part in the 2015 movie, “A Rising Tide.” Eileen started singing and acting in theaters in the tri-state area when she was just seven years old. She has 10 years
of acting training at West Chester University, the Hedgerow Theatre, and Three Little Bakers Theatre, and she took 12 years of vocal training with West Chester University professor Alan Wagner. On the stage, she has portrayed everyone from Miss Harrigan in “Annie” to Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls” to Mother Superior in “Nunsense.” She loves working with the Milburn Stone Theatre. She is the founder and lead singer of a band called Class Act. She plays concert harp, guitar, saxophone and plays hand bells in three area church’s handbell choirs. She was a three-time finalist in the PA American Idol competition and has performed in the Kennett CommUnity Chorus. She is also the former music director of the Bethany Presbyterian Church. While there are aspects of her professional life that she has enjoyed immensely, Detective Eileen insists that it’s music, not private investigation work, where you can really see her true personality come out. “Music is what makes me tick,” she explained. “I’m a musician. I just love music.” While she enjoys every opportunity to sing and act, these Continued on Page 12
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