I'm a singer/songwriter from La Crosse, WI. When I write, I focus on meaningful lyrics (well, meaningful to me) and and the melody line. My inspirations come mostly from my personal experiences. I write because a song will follow me around and bother me until I take the time to work it out on paper. I worked as a microbiologist until I realized that I had to follow my passion. I left the sciences and got my degree in music. I justify it by teaching piano and beginning guitar lessons (which I love doing!), but I also really wanted to learn everything I could about music theory and surround myself with musicians. The bands I've played in are Mrs. FruPun's Vomit Pillow, Little Conversations, Lori and Trace, Sweet City Trio, Lori and the Side Effects, and Side Effects. Currently I play once a month with my husband at our Songwriter group.