I lived until age 10 in Maryland while my father was a government employee. We then moved to Olympia, Washington and finally San Francisco when I was in high school (by then my father was a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals).
I got degrees in violin performance from Northwestern University and pursued a career as a symphony musician. This included 10 years in the Dallas Symphony and 17 years in the Denver Symphony and stints in Chicago Lyric Opera and Santa Fe Opera.
My move to Ashland in 2004 felt like a return to my roots.