She started performing at the age of 4 when she learned Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid and performed it at a family reunion. She learned tips from a wide variety of music teachers over the years. At the age of 8 she started performing in musicals, joining the cast of The Sound of Music with Show Low High School with music director Scott Gentry. She continued with Show Low High School performing in Cinderella, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls and Feaste Of Carols.
In Elementary School she was taught by DeLee Brown who gave her a solo to perform with the Tucson Girls Chorus. She continued to be part of the school choir taught by Laura Scholten in Junior High and then Scott Gentry in High School. She was given voice lessons by Laura Bloomstrand for 2 years. In Jr. High School she participated in Regionals and All State both years. In High School she was part of Show Biz, the top choir in Show Low, for 3 years. She was part of the Regional Choir all 4 years of high school.
She went to Arizona State University with a focus in Science, but realized how much she missed performing and decided to audition for their choir. She was part of the ASU Girls Chorus under the direction of David Schildkret for one year. She also performed in a church production of Saturdays Warrior.
After marriage and children the opportunity to perform was placed on hold for a few years. When she moved to Snowflake she could participate again, starting with Silver Creek Performing Arts Association’s production of Little Shop of Horrors in 2012. She then performed as Amneris in Northland Pioneer College’s Production of AIDA in the fall of 2012. Most recently she performed as Sebastian in Canyon Creek Performing Arts Production of The Little Mermaid 2016.
Singing and performing have always been her passion. As the music teacher for children at church she fell in love with teaching children to perform. In 2014 she assisted Julie Moore in teaching the Music Theater class at Canyon Creek Performing Arts where they taught the youngest children to perform in Annie with CCPA that fall.
She is thrilled to be a member of the American Choral Directors Association and the opportunity she will have to further her education through their program.
Being a part of the Staff at Canyon Creek Performing Arts is a dream come true and she is so excited to help these kids grow confidant in their ability to sing and perform on stage.