Professional Flutist Background

Freelance work with the following groups:

  • Sunshine State Woodwind Quintet
  • Florida Flute Orchestra
  • American Composers Forum
  • Aurora Wind Quintet
  • Crocus Hill Trio

Numerous performances in varied ensembles including:

  • Duos with harp, percussion, organ, piano, bassoon and voice
  • Trios with cello/piano, bassoon/piano, viola/harp, voice/piano, voice/clarinet
  • Quartets and larger ensembles including winds, strings and mixed ensembles

Teaching Background

Arts Administration Background

  • Public Relations Consultant
  • National Flute Association - Former Public Relations Director
  • Young Audiences of Minnesota - Past Program Director
  • MacPhail Center for Arts, Minneapolis - Former Director of Instrumental Music
  • MacPhail Center for Arts - Former Division Head of Programs
  • Music on the Move Minnesota, Inc. - Past Owner and President


  • Bachelor of Music from University of Southern California

Additional studies at:

  • University of Arizona
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of Minnesota
    Flute Instructors
  • Joan Ramee Schwartzman, Roger Stevens, Paul Renzi, Anne Diener Giles Zentner
    Master Classes, Workshops And Festivals
  • Andras Adorjan, Julius Baker, Alain Marion, Marcel Moyse, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Albert Tipton
    Chamber Music Coaching
  • John Barrows, Aaron Copland, Ingolf Dahl, Mitchel Lurie, Edwin Putnick, George Waln

Other Honors

  • Marquis Who’s Who in America
  • Marquis Who’s Who of American Women
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