What year did you join the orchestra?
How long have you been playing music?
How did you pick your instrument?
I grew up in a musical family. My mom is a bassoonist and my brother was a percussionist. My dad was a trombonist and he had multiple trombones sitting around the house. I started on one of his trombones.
I am the Artistic Planning and Operations Manager for the Reno Chamber Orchestra and Nevada Chamber Music Festival. Our office is located across the hall from the Reno Phil Offices. Next time you’re visiting the Phil office, stop by the RCO and say hello!
When you’re not playing with the Reno Phil, what would we most likely see you doing in your free time?
I have been trying to get more into watching all types of films, including independent and international. When I’m at work, I love to talk with Reno Phil Development Director Michael Hicks who is the resident cinema expert at McKinley about the latest films we both enjoyed.
What genre of music are you most excited to play?
I get most excited about playing new music from composers of today. Playing a world or American premiere of a piece is incredibly exciting.