Jr & Sr. High School: North Bend Central
College: University NE @ Omaha; graduated with honors
Professional voice lessons: 12-2009 to current
Range: Strong belt appx 3 octave range ( I only want that to be become broader )
Other talents/interests: Writing, physical fitness, acting, dancing, animal advocate to name a few
I was given up for adoption at birth & about 3 months later it was discovered I had/have an eye condition diagnosed as congenital nystagmus. It left me charted legally blind until I was 40. I was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness.
Singing has always been my passion. I knew I wanted to be a singer since I was 3 years of age. That desire never left and the determination to be a successful singer grew. As a toddler, my musical interest was Cher. She is still one of my favorites! My role model is Celine Dion. Other interests include Whitney Houston, Richard Marx, Loretta Lynn & others. The largest impact regarding artists is of course, Michael Jackson. To me, he was a person before a superstar. Since I grew up Jehovah’s Witness as he & his family, he has a personal meaning to me.
My Nystagmus caused me to never have a driver’s license. Music was my therapy & has carried me through many life events, as I know it has for many other people worldwide. A turning point of magnitude in my life was when I met my current eye doctor & surgeon, Dr. Rich Hertle, currently in Akron, OH. This is where I had an eye surgery that improved my sight enough to earn & achieve a driver’s license. He isn’t only my doctor, he’s a person I respect, support & have appreciation for.