After graduating from Lewis & Clark College in May 2015, I was very excited to join the All Classical Portland team. I received my degree in International Affairs and Music (flute performance). Though originally from Texas, I am a native of the pacific Northwest and hail from Vashon Island, Washington. My love for music began at a very young age. I fondly remember listening to The Phantom of the Opera and Beethoven cassette tapes in the car. My life as a musician began when my mother gave me a flute for Christmas when I was 8, and ever since then playing music has been my greatest outlet and my favorite pastime. I have played in wind bands and orchestras since grade school and am happy to have the opportunity to continue playing in the Portland area and to be a part of the music community. My interests outside of music are largely related to international relations, sustainable development, and environmental stewardship. In my spare time I enjoy reading, camping, baking, and traveling - and of course, playing music!