I grew up being called the "shy" one; the little girl who would sit quietly in the corner of the room and daydream of one day becoming a successful singer. I had no idea what songwriting was or that I would one day pick up a guitar for the first time at twenty-five and teach myself to play and write my own songs.
I was told I always had "potential" but when I would get up to sing, I froze. I was too scared of not being good enough. I started to take baby-steps towards overcoming my shyness. Voice lessons at sixteen, a summer semester at Cal Arts in Valencia studying voice and music performance, weekly performance workshops while attending community college before turning twenty-one and then after graduating college, while working at Sony Music Publishing where I kept my big dream a secret, I got up the nerve to record my first three-song demo.
I spent years going to Open Mic's in Hollywood, honing my skills as a guitarist/vocalist/songwriter while performing all over Los Angeles until I made the choice to pursue my dream full-time. And that led to most signifiant move of my life, to New York City to begin living my dream at the tender age of thirty.
This music, this passion, this "gift" I was given... led me to becoming the person I am today. I don't even know who or what I'd be if I didn't say YES to this life. As I listen to my music, I can still hear that little girl who always knew she had a big voice inside of her that needed to be heard.