I’ve been away from music for a long time, so am very excited to start singing with North River Sing! Several events led to my deciding to get back into music, but most recently I was inspired by my sister-in-law’s return to the stage for the first time since her husband’s (my brother’s) death, and by a friend who at 79 and fighting cancer got on stage to sing the Hallelujah Chorus. Liz “discovered” me in my first attempt to get over my fear of singing in a New York Times video for T Magazine’s Sondheim tribute!
I’m originally from a tiny town 60 miles south of Pittsburgh, went to school at Arizona State (my first major was jazz performance, saxophone), and moved to the NY area to hear my jazz heroes play after a few years on a mountain in Flagstaff, Arizona. I am a managing director of research for The New York Times, and just over a year away from completing my PhD in Clinical Psychology at The New School. When I’m not working or in school, I like to hike and garden. I moved to Jersey City in early 2001, and have been in The Heights since 2004.