Born and raised in Los Angeles, music has always been my greatest love. You know those super cool choir kid/theatre kids who are constantly singin? ... that's me. I earned a BM in Vocal Performance from Chapman University's Conservatory of Music and shortly thereafter, I moved to New York City to pursue Musical Theatre.
My plan was in motion and I was excited, but I was battling severe anxiety that had started my senior year of college and this anxiety was amplified by the unexpected passing of my father. I lived in New York City for almost four years and I never auditioned to be on Broadway.
As painful as this was, my avoidance strategy manifested some wonderful gifts. I began writing and I started a small business. My business remains one of the most popular children's entertainment businesses in the Tri-State area and I've published a novel based on my experience starting it.
After living in NYC, I came back to Los Angeles for a year. During that time I traveled to New Orleans for Jazz Fest and I fell in love with the city. I planned to move there for a year to have one more adventure in my 20's, but I ended up staying for three. I taught music to children, wrote for a local magazine, marched in several Mardi Gras parades and began performing again with the Siren Sisters of New Orleans and The NOLA Project. In addition to teaching and performing in NOLA, I started a family photography business that I still own.
I'm back in Los Angeles now, where I sing with THAT VIBE band, and co-host a cross-generational conversation podcast called Bridges with my mother. I'm also in development on my second novel, Have Baggage, Will Travel and I'm currently writing a screenplay adapted from my first novel. Thanks for visiting!