My Story

I am a singer-songwriter and ukuleleist from Santa Monica, California. I've been singing as far back as I can remember and I started writing songs when I was 8 years old. I became confident in performing and being on stage through my involvement with The Virginia Avenue Project, a program that brings kids together with professional artists to create theater, shepherded at the time by founder and Artistic Director, Leigh Curran.  I picked up the ukulele when I was 15, after receiving one as a gift, and taught myself to play. My debut performances of my original songs were at an open mic night for high school students called Downbeat 720, organized by the talented Joe Hernandez-Kolski and Joshua Silverstein.

I attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon where I played in a band called Just Orange and continued to write songs. While there, my Catholic Christian faith also began to grow and influence my identity and songwriting, and ultimately led me to feel a sense of calling to pursue music. As a graduating senior I was interviewed about my time at Reed and my music in Reed Magazine.

After completing my B.A. degree, I came back home to LA to begin to record the songs I'd written and build a music career. In August of 2014 I released my first album of original music, an EP entitled "Words Like Rainfall" under the name, Feronia, a collaboration with producer Patrick Doyle and mutual musician friends. After completing the album I assembled a band and performed around Los Angeles. After a few years of taking a step back from Feronia, I decided to retire the name, and to release and re-release music under my own name.

My most recent release, "Aquarius" (also produced by Patrick Doyle), is the first track I've released off of a new EP entitled "Be My Hands", which will be coming out in 2019.

Additionally, I have recorded on numerous other projects including:

 

My college band, Just Orange, playing during Renn Fayre 2k10.

My college band, Just Orange, playing during Renn Fayre 2k10.

Playing the Troubadour with Hotel For Strangers (opening for Grizfolk & Knox Hamilton)

Playing the Troubadour with Hotel For Strangers (opening for Grizfolk & Knox Hamilton)

"To Emmylou" Release Show at the Hi Hat as Feronia.

"To Emmylou" Release Show at the Hi Hat as Feronia.