I am a native of Pensacola, Florida, and I’ve been playing the mountain dulcimer since 2003. As a lover of music and literature, I am passionate about the ability of music to reflect timeless stories and illumine what is most beautiful in human experience. While I am especially attracted to music within Celtic, British, and medieval European traditions, I also enjoy discovering and arranging music from around the world as well as composing my own songs when inspired. I love to share music as both a performer and a teacher. Within the workshop setting, I seek to give my students group instruction, individual guidance, and space for personal experimentation with the goal of helping people to make the music their own.