Previously a member of Platinum & Gold selling, two-time Grammy Nominated artist, Skillet. Performed on several #1 hit singles with Skillet. Over 30 years of drumming experience including studio recording, live recording, live performance, worldwide touring, & drum instruction. You can't teach "feel". Rock music is in my bones! I own & operate a music production house along with my husband Chris. It's here where we have the capability to record & edit live drums, create, explore, and continue to learn music. Chris grew up in Seattle playing piano & guitar. He engineers all of my drum tracks. Our main focus right now is tracking rock music. That's definitely my niche and style I feel comfortable playing. Serve the song.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceI was playing with Skillet in Dallas, TX at a place called The Door. Honestly, it was one of my favorite stops on tour. The people were always packed in close. It was hot, sweaty, loud, and rockin'! I can remember the sweat dripping down my arms and doing everything I could to hold onto both sticks.
What Drives Your Creativity?Strong melody and a lead instrument line that really moves me. That drives my creativity. When I hear something I think I can add value to I can just feel it in my soul.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?When I was a teenager I tried out every stick at the music store. Vic Firth was the stick that stuck! I love the durability, feel, balance, and selection. They take heavy hitting, and when you have that moment....that "demolished it" stick breaking moment, you feel like you just conquered the world!