Joined PSQ: 2017

Family: My family are the people who are closest to me and have throughout my life taken special care and attention to me, both biological and through the mysteries of life. Notable members of my family include my maternal grandmother, my parents, my cousins Tree, and Sky, my uncles, and members of my second family in England, who took care of me while studying there. You mean the world to me.

Education: DMA from Temple University, Masters, and Bachelors of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Previous (or current) other lines of work besides PSQ: Hidden Valley Music Seminar; Kennedy Center National Symphony Orchestra SMI.

Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie, Pride and Prejudice, and the Harry Potter series. Anything from Sir Colin Dexter, and Dame Agatha Christie

Favorite Food: I will eat anything except seafood, but I especially LOVE potatoes and pasta!

Favorite Movie: Love Actually (a close second would be Kill Bill!)

Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds

Favorite Actor/Actress: Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, & Natalie Portman

Favorite Season: Autumn - I love to go slightly out of my way to step on a crunchy-looking leaf.

Favorite Holiday: Halloween

Favorite Place in the world: Banff, Canada & Big Sur, CA

Favorite Hobby: Hiking. Reading books while drinking tea.

Favorite Sport: I really enjoy watching basketball, and when I was a kid I used to play badminton with my father and football (soccer) at school.

Best advice you have ever received: Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Three People I'd Like to Meet: Mstislav Rostropovich, Wu Zetian (first female emperor, no, she's not an empress), and Khutulun (Genghis Khan's great-great-granddaughter, also known as Princess of 10,000 horses)

My Personal Hero: Mark Kosower, Principal Cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra

One of my Greatest Experiences with Music: Meeting “Uncle” Yo-Yo Ma, or performing under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle.

Most People Don't Know This About Me: I know how to tie a Trinity knot!