I was born and raised in Sacramento, attending schools in the San Juan Unified School District. I graduated in 2007 from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelors of Music Degree in Flute Performance. I began teaching elementary and K-8 band in 2002, for the same school district I attended. Jesuit High School brought me on as a director for the Junior Marauder Band, an after school band program for boys and girls in 4-8th grade, in the fall of 2013.
Additionally, I have been a private flute instructor for students of all ages beginning in high school. Currently I am co-principal flute and piccolo for the Camellia Symphony Orchestra, of which I have been a member since 2007. Music is a passion of mine and I love sharing it with children. My musical career has taken me all over the United States to perform in various groups, but the most monumental performance was in Carnegie Hall in 2003.