I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, as 1/4 of a super cool familial unit whose other three parts include my businessman-turned-novelist father, David; my "red pen" grammarian, book-inhaling, forever-optimistic mother, Allie; and my near-twin, entrepreneurial, stand-up-comedian-caliber hilarious brother, Eli.
My schooling trajectory zigzagged from Montessori school > small little Charlotte Country Day School > big ol’ Myers Park High School > teeny tiny Washington & Lee University. There, I studied English and creative writing but found the common thread of music naturally weaving its way into my coursework and hobbies. During my four years tucked away in the Shenandoah Valley, I played keys in a band from time to time, I was on the board that produced the school's concerts, I hosted a weekly radio show on WLUR 91.5, and I ultimately wrote my English Capstone on how music affects the art of writing memoir.
After graduating in 2012, I made the natural move to Music City where I began working in the marketing department of an old-school toy company that closed shop a few months after my hire. Laid off from my first full-time job!? So this is the "real world" people speak of. Having tirelessly "networked" in the music industry, I finally landed at an artist management company, LEX Music Group, where I worked with bands, solo artists, and producers for more than six years. I left at the beginning of 2019 to free up time to follow other passions. I still do bits and pieces of that job — management, marketing, and graphic design — for artists part-time.
I now write on the staff of StyleBlueprint, an online publication with a robust Southern readership. We write about style, happenings, food and bev, travel, design, and more. Look for my eight monthly articles here.
While the line between my work life and my social life is quite blurry (read: nearly faded to oblivion), I am involved with some organizations outside of the music and writing spheres. I sit on the Associate Board of Gilda's Club of Middle Tennessee as their Communications Chair (Gilda's offers free support to anyone and everyone affected by cancer — from the diagnosed, to their friends and family, to the person who just wants to get involved). I also recently took the reins as the W&L Nashville Alumni Chapter President and am always for fun and impactful ways to connect Nashville's flourishing community of Generals.
I am also a fully-certified classical Pilates teacher (more on that in the Pilates tab above). I love playing Settlers of Catan, discovering new Indian restaurants, and devouring British period dramas and crime series. Find me "researching" the Germantown food scene, or in the Southwest terminal of BNA coming or going from another spot on the map. I am still learning how to sit still.