Being a theatre geek in a midwestern town of five-hundred people is an interesting way to grow up. I managed to escape at the tender age of sixteen to New York City to pursue a career in both music and acting while attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
In between acting jobs ( being girl #3 or #5 in various after-school specials, to my famous jumping scene in the internationally acclaimed Shasta commercial), I worked as a back-up vocalist for such acts as Eddie Money, Duran Duran, Eurythmics etc... and, yes, I had big-time 80's bangs that could take your eye out.
When I finally tired of a life on the road, and settled down to have a family, I became an accidental entrepreneur. I created a children's art education program that was franchised and I'm also the owner of Songbird Travel–a specialty niche business dealing with the travel needs of touring musicians and orchestras. I'm married to the great jazz artist Ken Peplowski, and have two grotesquely beautiful teens, and a very neurotic dog that you will find me dragging through Riverside Park everyday on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.