Vocals, Backup Vocals, Percussion
Originally from Clifton Park, NY, I remember singing into a hair brush for my Nana and Mom before I was old enough to go to school.
In the grade school chorus, I would sing at the top of my lungs to make sure Mom, and everybody else, heard me. I picked up the clarinet in 4th grade and played right up until I graduated from college. I played in some wonderful groups, traveled and competed. Music granted me a lot of great experiences. I moved to Rochester after I graduated. I put down the instrument but still had to have the music. I was always drawn to the female rockers whose lyrics and vocals were anything but fragile. I constantly listened to the powerful voices of artists like Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, Donna Summer, Jefferson Starship, and Melissa Etheredge. As the stage manager for a retro party band, I would occasionally join in on a song or two. It was fun, but I never took it seriously. Then, I discovered Contemporary Worship. The church I was attending just added a full band to its Sunday services, and the worship director invited me to check them out. I was forever changed. I have been fortunate to serve on various worship teams over the years. To me, singing is about sharing a message, through both lyrics and music. Today, I get to sing great music, with great friends! I try to touch people, put a smile on their face and hopefully when they get home they say they had a great time.