To broaden my experience as a musican and song-writer through performance, teaching and recording, 


2000-2001 San Francisco Conservatory of Music - San Francisco, CA
~ Graduate Studies in Opera and Vocal Performance
~ 4.0 GPA

1994-1999 Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR
~ Bachelor of Arts in Music with an option in Vocal Performance
~ 3.75 GPA 


2011-2015 Composing and recording at our home studio - San Diego and Aliso Viejo, CA 

2010-2011 Abundant Grace International Fellowship - Shanghai, China
Vocal Director and worship leader

Crosswalk Community Church - Sunnyvale, CA
1st Service Music Director

Creekside Community Church - Alamo, CA
Interim Music Director

2006-2009 Open Door - San Bruno, CA
Band Director


2002-2008 Bob Saul Orchestra -  Redwood City, CA 
Jazz Vocalist 
    ~San Jose Jazz Festival
    ~Stanford Dance Events 

2002-2003 Sanctuary Ministries Church - Concord, CA
Director of Special Music Minstries
~ Playwrite and director
~ Soloist and Pianist 

2001 San Francisco Conservatory of Music - San Francisco, CA
~ “Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Percell
~ Opera Workshop 

2000 Eastside Foursquare Church - Bothell, WA
~ Worship Outreach tour of Japan

1997-1999 Eugene Central Presbyterian Orchestra - Eugene, OR 
~ “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure
~ “Mass in G” by Johannes Brahms 

1994 -1999 Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR 
~ Oregon State Corvallis Symphony Orchestra
~ Oregon State Chamber Choir & Madrigal Singers
~ OSU Choral tour of China, 1997
~ Junior, senior and Honor’s recitals 
~ Concerto Competition Recital
~ Oregon State University Opera Workshop
~ Opera Theater Corvallis 

Devey Music Studio - Aliso Viejo, CA
 ~ Private Voice and Piano Teacher.

2005-2009 Devey Music Studio - Pleasant Hill, CA 
 ~ Private Voice and Piano Teacher.

2003-2005 Castle Rock Charter School - Arcata CA
~ Vocal and Piano Instructor

2003-2005 HSU Music Academy - Arcata, CA

~ Voice and Piano Instructor

2003-2005 Devey Music Studio - Eureka, CA
~ Private Voice and Piano Teacher

2000-2003 Vocal Instructor - Walnut Creek, CA
~ Private Voice and Piano Teacher

2000-2002 Susan Bridges Piano - Moraga, CA
~ Contract Piano Teacher in after school program

1995-1999 Vocal Instructor -  Corvallis, OR
~ Private Voice teacher
~ Summer Classes  


1994-1999 Scholarships - Corvallis, OR
~ Delta, Delta, Delta Music Education Scholarship
~ Oregon State University Music Scholarship
~ Plinkeweisch Music Scholarship
~ John and Shirley Byrne Music Scholarship

1994-1999 Competitions - Portland, OR
~ Louis and Violet Lang Opera Competition winner
~ Loan P. Guthrie Music Competition winner 
~ National Association of Teachers of Singing competition winner


My passion for music began
in the orange and brown-
upholstered study
of my parent's
house in Albany, Oregon.

Although my first memory was
of my cat, Misty, my second memory
consisted of making music in that room
with my family.  My father, Frank,
would play harmonica while finger-
picking his 12-string guitar and
singing the tunes of Peter Paul
and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot and
John Denver in his lyrical tenor

My Mom, Judy, would sing a lovely
supporting mezzo-harmony while
my seester, Charlene and I would
sing the third harmony above her
while playing various percussive 

Music became my first love, my
sanctuary and my favorite way
of expression--music is my 
primary language. 


I then began performing 
as a vocalist at the age 
of three and eventually, I obtained 
12 years of private study 
as a vocalist and 15 years 
as a pianist. I received 
a B.A. in Music from Oregon 
State University and did 
graduate studies in Vocal 
Performance and Opera 
at The San Francisco 
Conservatory of Music.

I have performed as a 
vocal soloist in: 
the OSU Opera Workshop, 
the OSU Chamber Choir, 
OSU Corvallis Symphony Orchestra, 
the Opera Theater Corvallis, 
the San Francisco Conservatory 
of Music Baroque Orchestra, 
the San Francisco Conservatory Baroque,
and the 18 Piece Big Band,
The Bob Saul Orchestra. 

I had the opportunity
to take a Choral Tour of 
China and solo on Chinese 
National Television. Also, I
did a concert tour of Japan with 
Integrity Music’s Marty Nystrom.

In 2003, I joined the 18-piece 
Big Band called the
Bob Saul 
 where I quickly picked 
up a repertoire of swing and Latin 

After teaching for three years 
on the North Coast of California 
for the Castle Rock School 
district and for the Humboldt State 
University Music Academy in 
Arcata, California, I was ready to 
return to the Bay Area, where I dove into  
new projects and opportunities.

This includes a recording project with 
Tim Preut in a group 
Loti: .  The debut album is called 
"Shattered Boxes" and can be purchased 
at my web 

Now I am happy to continue my musical 
journey with
~~Open Door~~ 
An Art rock band who formed last May
and has already given multiple concerts of
my own original music and leads 
worship regularly all over the bay.

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