I started singing at the age of six, traveling and singing throughout the Midwest with a group called The Mid-America Children's Choir. That passion for music continued through my high school years where I asked for my first guitar as my high school graduation present. Teaching myself how to play, I started performing in and around town through my college years at Southeast Missouri State University - which is also where I really started writing songs. In 1994, I auditioned and was picked to be a part of a select group of 25 Missouri vocalists that toured through seven countries in Europe (The Missouri Ambassadors of Music). It was an incredible experience that I will never forget! After graduating with a degree in Advertising, I really started focusing on my music career and played anywhere and everywhere I could. In 1998 and 1999 I released three songs to country radio, got the taste of the touring life and gained the interest of a dear friend in the music industry, Doug Howard. Doug was with Lyric Street Records at the time and encouraged me to move to Nashville and pursue a career. I give him all the credit of getting me to make this move! Once in town, I really started to understand the concept of co-writing and fell in love with that aspect of music.
I still have so much to learn and am waiting on that "big hit" but until then I enjoy writing, producing and working with new artists and songwriters. It's a dream come true to wake up every morning and do what I have always loved to do, become friends with the music industry idols I have always looked up to and strive for more knowledge in music and business every day.
Member Of: Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), The Recording Academy (Grammys), Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nashville Chamber of Commerce.