I have always known in my heart I was born to sing and perform music. Born and raised in the small Mississippi River town of Fort Madison, Iowa I started ballet, tap, jazz, and gymnastics at the age of four and have been on stage performing ever since. In between being raised on my dad’s Iowa farm and visiting my mom’s Missouri farm regularly, I took piano lessons, saxophone lessons, and had classical voice training. Music was everywhere in my family. Even the grandfather I never knew was a professional radio singer in Hannibal, Missouri. My dad taught himself how to play guitar and by age 12 was appearing on television regularly winning talent competitions. He went on to have his own dance band for over 20 years.
By age 10, I was singing Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn and watching Coal Miner’s Daughter, Heehaw, the Barbara Mandrell Show, Star Search, the Lawrence Whelk Show, etc.
Throughout middle school, high school, and college I continued dancing, playing piano, playing saxophone and taking the classical voice training. It was through those years; I played lead roles in several musicals, dinner theatres shows, and performed with a traveling show choir. I was in the Iowa Allstate choir and was a soloist for the choir. In Iowa I had the privilege of being awarded “Best Female Vocalist”. I also appeared in several Beauty Pageants winning and placing in a few.
I graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson with a degree in Finance.
A few years ago, I decided to go for it and moved my family to Nashville to follow my passion. I have enjoyed and continue to play Nashville venues having played The Blue Bird Café, The French Quarter, Commodore Grill, Bunganut Pig, Hotel Indigo, and Casablanca Coffee. I enjoy writing and practicing music on a daily basis in the City of Music.