Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up? Baldwin, NY
Current residence and marital status/family: NYC; single; adorable cuddly kitty, Lila
Education: BM from Mannes College of Music; MM from Manhattan School of Music
When did you start playing with the VSO? 2006
Other current jobs besides VSO: Princeton Symphony; Symphony in C; teaches at Manhattan School of Music’s summer program; substitute percussionist on Broadway
Favorite composers: Bach, Stravinsky, Shostakovich
Hobbies: exercising; hard core NY Rangers fan and hockey fanatic
How did you get started in music? I was always drawn to drums and percussion (always tapping on things). Luckily, I think I found the right profession.
Describe a typical day: Wake up, exercise, go to practice, maybe teach a lesson or two, go to a play/rehearsal/concert/Broadway show.
Dream job if not musician: Veterinarian, because I love animals. Or goalie for the NY Rangers!
Favorite vice: comfort food!
People would be surprised to know that: I have two tattoos and plan on getting more (new addiction).
Favorite way to spend an evening: Hanging out with close friends around an open fire with a great Rye Manhattan in hand.
Pet peeve: rudeness and bad attitudes