Born in Oregon, Ohio, started writing music when she was 15 years old on guitar. Wrote for many years on guitar before discovering the piano . Had one of her songs used on a local commercial; another song featured on a songwriters CD, spot 4, and another one of her songs, "I can't cry" played on the radio. I believe she was lucky with no classical piano training at all. Without lessons of any kind, she didn't know the chords, nor Beethoven, Chopin, and the like to alter her sense of style and freedom. Some of her friends felt her music was in the style of Enya, though perhaps way out on a reach. It is alternative, for sure. She's not rock, not blues, not pop, though if any artist now on the scene wanted to buy the rights to her songs, they could alter them to be pop or rock, or even country with the right sound tracks. She listens to a variety of music, not any one particular genre.