I am from a small town of Portland, IN but now live in New Port Richey, Florida.

In 1986 I started playing the hammered dulcimer. For one year I studied with recording artist and music producer Maggie Sansone, Annapolis, MD. Then for the next six 1/2 years I studied with one of the country’s most versatile, innovative, and highly acclaimed national and international recording artist and performer, Dr. Ken Kolodner, Baltimore, MD.