Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up? Massapequa, NY (Long Island)
Current residence and marital status/family: NY, NY. Husband Tony Kadleck; stepson Jack, 14.
Education: B.A. from Boston College; M.M. from UMASS Amherst; Artist Diploma from New England
Conservatory of Music
When did you start playing with the VSO? 1999
Other current jobs besides VSO: freelance musician (often in the pit for Broadway musicals); member of Triton Brass Quintet
Favorite composers: Brahms, Mahler, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Beethoven
Hobbies: mixology, shoes, fiction, retro-pop culture
How did you get started in music? Forever a band kid.
Describe a typical day: coffee, practice, Broadway, repeat
Secret ambition: Write a book. Whoops, secret’s out.
Favorite vice: gin gimlet
People would be surprised to know that: I would give it all up to DJ an 80s radio station.
Best advice I ever got: Figure out how to be an asset.
Favorite way to spend an evening: Hanging out with the people I love.
Pet peeve: passive aggression
I’m most proud of: Playing the horn on my own terms.