I grew up in Western New York and, after earning a B.A in Psychology from SUNY Fredonia in 2001, moved to New York City to continue my musical studies. My 10 years in Nyc have lead to extensive touring, particularly with the band Jaggery, as well as years of study with jazz drummer Vinnie Sperrazza and jazz pianist Jamie Reynolds. I am in the process of deciding which school I prefer (currently looking at Hunter, Queens and Brooklyn College) to attend in the fall of 2013 to earn my M.A in music.
Aside from my musical endeavors, I have been a server and bartender at Pure Food and Wine in Grammercy for 6 1/2 years. I am a vegetarian and find much joy in cooking and giving as much love as possible to cats and dogs!