As long as I can remember, I divided my love between writing, singing and acting.

I began my vocal career at the age of three performing Christmas music while my mother accompanied on piano. I can still remember the thrill of wearing my red velvet jumper and hopping into our rickety station wagon to go on tour--of our neighborhood, singing for friends, family, and my mother's fellow employees at the Avon plant. I haven't stopped singing since.

After winning the creative writing award in high school, which came as a total shock since I wrote most of my assignments in class--please don't tell Mr. Cupp--I knew that I would pursue writing as a career. I wanted to study music as a hobby because of its endless opportunity for learning and potential to keep me engaged in something I loved throughout my lifetime.

I auditioned at West Virginia University and was offered a scholarship. I double-majored in voice and journalism and graduated summa cum laude from two colleges concurrently. I hold a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in music. I went on to study acting at the Alliance Theatre School in Atlanta.

Since then, I've been blessed to work on camera and in the script department of a CBS and NBC prime time television series, to write and produce a show that aired on PBS, to work as a consultant in the corporate arena and public relations field, and most recently, to work as a correspondent for The Montclair Times.

And as for singing, I performed with the New York Grand Opera Company, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta and Pittsburgh Opera companies, and with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus under the direction of Robert Shaw. I toured internationally and sang on the national tour of Video Games Live. My performance venues include the Salzburger Dom, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).

I cantor regularly at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Church under the accomplished leadership of music director Dr. Lisa Laskowich. It is a joy to make music with her each week. I also am privileged to work with Music Director John Cleaveland in Montclair, NJ. I continue to study voice with the most amazing voice teacher I have ever had, Ramapo College Professor Dr. Lisa Lutter. And I'm privileged to study ballroom dance with an award-winning dancer and professional instructor Travis Tuft of Rogers Dance Sport Center.