The Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition, Inc. that I founded had a successful inaugural year and exciting new works have been added to the bassoon repertoire. The CD of winning works, released on MSR Classics recording label, went on sale at the 2011 International Double Reed Society Conference at Arizona State University where the 2010 World Premiere Concert took place.
When not performing or researching, my love of teaching has lead me to become a group fitness instructor, American Council on Exercise certified. While researching functional strength training as an injury prevention opportunity I came across Pole Exercise and fell in love at first spin. In 2010 I opened Aerial Dance to share my fitness love with women in the Fox River Valley. I’ve also used my injury prevention knowledge to help other dancers by collaborating with ETEDance for their instructor training curricula which have been approved by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.
A very active person, I love the outdoors and the water. I’m an avid scuba diver, PADI Rescue certified, having spent more than 9,173 minutes under the sea. I also surf, water ski, and windsurf. If I’m not on stage or in a classroom you can usually find me exploring the ocean or at Lambeau Field.
Scuba Diving with a Weedy Seadragon in Sydney
Holding Wizard the Wombat
Hiking in Tasmania
At Lambeau Field with my mom
Golfing with my dad