I'm a proud native of Arizona. I attended Corona del Sol High School and Arizona State University where I met my husband, Justin. We have two amazing kids, Logan and Piper. We are very involved in the music program at our church, Dayspring United Methodist in Tempe.
I have been a music educator in both Arizona charter and public schools for almost a decade. Graduating Summa Cum Laude in choral music education with an emphasis in piano from Arizona State University, I had the opportunity to study under the world-renowned pianists: Prof. Walter Cosand and Dr. Caio Pagano.
My piano career began at the age of 6 under the guidance of my late friend and mentor, Mrs. Edith Yarter. Ede, as we lovingly called her, quickly became a close friend of the family. She gave me the tools to not only read music, practice effectively, and perform, but also instilled a sense of confidence that carried me through many arduous years of practice and performance.
In middle and high school, I accompanied my school choirs as well as schools across the valley for both standard performances and competitions. The ability to accompany ignited a fire and passion for choral music. Working with great directors and choirs was a high point of my secondary and college career.