I was born into the military lifestyle, moving to new places and experiencing the world from an early age. Once I finally settled down for more than a few years, I attendedthe University of North Carolina School of the Arts in order to gain a solid classical foundation studying with Dr. Tadeu Coelho. Jazz has always been my favorite style of music because the improvisation within it is the perfect expression of technique and musicality, which is why I pursue it as a performer. My first three yers at Berklee College of Music was spent as a performance major with a minor in instrument repair; I studied with most of the very skilled and knowledgable flute professors htere: Mia Olson, Lance Van Lenten, Fernando Brandao, Wendy Rolfe, and Sarpay Ozcagatay. In general, my sound could be described as the child of modern chamber music and 1950's cool jazz. Some of my influences include Frank Wess, Paul Desmond, Charlie Parker, Herbie Mann, Hubert Laws, and Greg Patillo. My goal when I perform is to bring an intellectual perspective to the music I make through the marriage of complex jazz harmonies, the beautiful tone of classical music, extended percussive articulations, and modern rhythmic exploration. I've worked very hard to make it as far as I have, and I'm nowhere near finished yet, especially since I've changed direction in my senior year to become focused on Music Business. Please, take a look around! I hope you like what you hear.