I've had a love for singing throughout my childhood, and my passion expanded to the stage when I performed my first ever role of Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man. I was fortunate to have a father who always said I could literally do anything I want in life and find success. So I majored in music and pursued a career in singing with experiences spanning the globe in many genres including opera, musical theatre, sacred music and art song. My aspiration to teach led me to earning my Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
Throughout my journey, I've faced many recurring physical and mental challenges ranging from having tension down to my toes to limiting beliefs up in my head. Many of those limiting beliefs were about what constitutes a successful “career” in singing and the supposedly "right" way to do it. However, I've discovered that for every unavailable or out of reach opportunity, there remains an infinite amount of new opportunities just waiting to be created!
Anyone can be the creator or catalyst for a wealth of possibilities, even you! I created The Lucrative Artist to help artists and creative types position themselves to develop their own new opportunities. I love helping people overcome limited beliefs, realize their truest niches and acquire the additional vital entrepreneurial skills and knowledge they need to succeed. I truly want everyone to become empowered to have the successful careers and lives they truly desire and deserve!
DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Oakland University
BM, Loyola University New Orleans
Applied Voice Instruction
Academic and Career Advisor
Mentor to First-Generation College Freshmen
Musical Theatre Workshop and Audition Techniques Instruction
Adjudicator for NATS and Other Competitions
K-12 Opera Outreach Performing and Teaching
Arts Integration Seminars
Professional Development Workshops
Money Mindset Training
20+ Years of Music Ministry
Performance Career (15 Years and Counting)
Some Favorite Roles and Solo Repertoire:
You get to meet Alberich and Wotan! Chihuahua-mixes who were saved from being left in the streets of Tucson, Arizona in 2011 & 2012. Alberich was found as a stray puppy and taken to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, and Wotan was saved from being euthanized at the overcrowded county animal shelter by Tucson Cold Wet Noses. I originally found both of them listed for adoption on the website www.petfinder.com; if you or anyone you know is considering a pet, it is an incredible resource for finding a furry friend in need of a forever home.