In 1994 I took up songwriting and taught myself to play guitar. I hit the open mic scene and have been performing as a singer-songwriter ever since. I took on performing full time in 2002 by becoming a street performer. I released my first compact disc 'Emotions' in February 2000. It features 13 original songs. I have recorded two tunes for a second album. Festival Performances include the 1997 & 1998 Ithaca Festivals. The 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Pike Place Market Buskers' Festival. The 1999 and 2000 Ithaca Earth Day Festival and GreenStar Co-op's 20th Anniversary Celebration in 1995. I have performed at benefits for Ithaca Hours and the Northwest Animal Rights Network.