Stories, poetry and folk music have been and still are, at the core of what I do.
My first spoken word gig was at Calvin Coolidge School in Lansing, Illinois. I was in 4th grade.
The high school speech team at T.F. South in Lansing, Ill., cemented my urge to share literature and music with anybody who'd listen.
I earned a B.A. in Speech & Theatre Education (Purdue) and a Master's in Oral Interpretation of Literature (Northwestern).