I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, as 1/4 of an 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-calibre hilarious brother, Eli.
My schooling trajectory zigzagged from Montessori school > small little Charlotte Country Day School > big ole 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 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 May 2012, I moved to Nashville, TN, 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" and made key "connections" in the music industry, I finally landed at an artist management company, LEX Music Group, where I've worked for over five years and am now the Vice President. We have a roster of bands, solo artists, and producers to whom we offer full-service artist management and development, marketing, and creative promotions.
I recently helped opened Social Club Nashville in the heart of Nashville's bourgeoning Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. The Social Club is LEX Music Group's headquarters, a collaborative music room, a private event space, and a place where friends and artists can hang, write, and rehearse while they're in Nashville. Not sure if people come for my company or for our lightning fast wifi and abundantly-stocked adult beverages.
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 musical sphere. I sit on the Associate Board of Gilda's Club of Nashville 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).
Every day that passes, I yearn for and more deeply appreciate everything Washington & Lee gave me. I devote myself to the W&L Nashville Alumni Chapter as the Vice President, searching for fun and impactful ways to connect Nashville's diverse community of Generals.
I am also a fully-certified classical Pilates teacher (more on that in the Pilates tab above). I also love playing Settlers of Catan, discovering new Indian restaurants, and devouring British period dramas and crime series. Find me at Mas Tacos, Sam & Zoe's Coffee Shop, or in the Southwest terminal of BNA coming or going from another spot on the globe. I am still learning how to sit still.