For as long as I can remember, music and writing have helped me to navigate who I am. I was raised in Washington state on classical and folk music. Cello was my first instrument. I picked up guitar eight years ago and it was an instant love-connection that has evolved into 300+ original songs.
Today I aspire to communicate that we have the capacity to face and feel our most difficult experiences with courage and resilience, and retain a sense of purpose, hope, and a willingness to embrace life when we might otherwise shrink away.
Performing along the west coast both as a solo artist and when backed by my band, I have been amazed at how open to a contemplative experience audiences have been.
From street busking and small coffee shops to larger stages such as The Tractor Tavern, The Royal Room, Columbia City Theater, Nashville's Bluebird Café, and collaborations with Sofar Sounds, playing my songs has proven to be the driving force in my life that shows no signs of slowing down.