B.A. Augsburg College, 1994 - majors cello and voice, minor piano - extensive coursework in music education, conducting, music history. Member of MTNA, ACMP, the Los Angeles Cello Society, and ASTA. Advisory board member of the So Cal Chamber Music Workshop. Soloist and chamber music section co-chair of Pasadena Chapter of Tuesday Musicale on cello, viola, and violin. Cellist and founding member of the Duende Piano Trio. Played "Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33" by Peter Tchaikovsky with Crown City Symphony November 2019. Began teaching in own studio in 1992 in Twin Cities. Taught cello and chamber music at the Upper Midwest String and Chamber Music Conference from 1995-98 and cello, viola and chamber music at the MacPhail Center for the Arts Summer String Camps from 1994-98. Was a private string teacher at Breck School from 1995-98. Moved to Los Angeles in 1998. Principal teachers have included Fang-Fang Xu, Danny Rothmuller, Cecilia Rossiter, Peter Howard and Laura Sewell on cello. Studied piano with Celeste O'Brien and Elliott Wilcox. Studied violin and viola with Mary West. Was both Principal Cello and Principal Viola of the Northeast Orchestra, Acting Principal Cello of the Valley Symphony, Section Cellist with the Civic Orchestra of Mpls, and was Section Cello in SSCO. I regularly play chamber music and have done studio work with Prince, Michelle Bloom and Aqualung, Alan Bernhoft, at Capitol Records and for several others. Have accompanied several recitals and musicals on piano and have played for countless weddings and funerals on all stringed instruments. In 2014, had the opportunity to play cello with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London's Maida Vale Studios. Currently play 1st violin in Crown City Symphony.