Hi. I'm an independent singer-songwriter, music producer, and arts advocate. Since childhood, doodling, journaling, and songwriting have been my go-to form of creative expression, but it wasn't until the end of high school that I was comfortable enough to perform my own songs on stage. Nearly a decade later, I began learning recording and music production techniques, giving myself the ability to release professional quality pieces of music from my home studio in central South Dakota, without the help of agents or record labels, and find work remotely as a recording artist and audio engineer. In addition to writing and producing her own music, I am half of the band Moon & Sea, host of a local songwriter events, board member and past president of Short Grass Arts Council, a custom songwriter for Songfinch, a freelance audiobook narrator for audible and the South Dakota Historical Society Press, and owner of Heartbeat Kick Productions.
Outside of my music and audio work, I have an old home, a husband, four young children, a dog, and a vegetable garden that keep me busy and happy. I'm a quirky, spontaneous daydreamer who wants to spread love.
From a young age I concluded that music was a hobby, not a job. It took me a long time to unlearn that, and I'm finally doing what it feels like I'm meant to do. A big goal is to be an example for other people who may be in that same mentality. I want to be a living example that it's possible to make a living as an artist, doing what you love.
Media, Press, Podcasts, & more:
- 2018 Dakota Free Press
2021 South Dakota Magazine
2021 The Heath Bar Podcast
- 2021 Capital Journal
- 2022 South Dakota Historical Society
I am now featured on South Dakota's Touring Artist Roster. If your non-profit or gov organization would like to hire me to perform a concert, teach a songwriting workshop, or speak about what it's like to be an independent musician in today's music industry, please contact me here or email email@example.com so I can check my availability and send you a quote.
If there's someone in your life that is hard to shop for, consider a custom song with Songfinch. This can be the most meaningful and memorable gift they ever receive. If the person doesn't like my style of music, check out the other artists!
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