My journey to LACO has been quite the meandering one. I grew up with music as an important part of my life, always going to symphony concerts, the ballet or local theatre productions in Oregon. I was very fortunate that the arts were a priority in my family, being involved both as a supporter and a musician—I played flute, violin and piano (although piano was the one that finally stuck). I found myself accompanying the school jazz choir along with members of the resident garage band, and subsequently graduating to more sophisticated material during summer master classes with Daniel Pollack. Looking back, I can certainly credit these formative years as the catalyst for my desire to pursue a career in arts management.
After graduating college, I bounced around from Washington, DC, to San Diego then to London, working in theatre and other artistic ventures. I finally landed in Los Angeles in 2012 and am thrilled to call such an exciting cultural destination my home. It’s been great exploring everything that LA has to offer, from the delicious tacos, warm beaches and fun hikes to the plethora of cultural offerings to satiate one’s artistic appetite. So, it seems that I have finally returned to my musical roots with my position at LACO, and I am excited to grow with such a talented and inspiring group of colleagues.