I'm originally from Barrington, Illinois -- a suburb about 35 miles northwest of Chicago. I've lived in Tulsa since 1980 -- I came here after graduating from Northwestern University to join the Tulsa Philahrmonic. Unfortunately, the orchestra folded in 2002. A new orchestra, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (TS0), emerged in 2006. As of June 2006, I'm employed as an Executive Full Time Musician for TSO. I also enjoy cooking and spending time with my cat -- a funny little black cat named Phoebe.