How does a Ford Motor Company engineer end up running a string quartet? I started out playing with a string group at church and people began asking us to play for weddings. It was so enjoyable that I decided to come up with a name, put up some listings on the internet, and it took off from there. The rest of the personnel besides me have all changed since then, but I have been able to continue to work with some amazingly talented musicians who have also become friends. I have come to really enjoy helping people use live music to bring their events to a higher level and create life-long memories.
I have also played in multiple bands over the years as a vocalist, fiddle player, mandolinist, and guitarist. This experience vastly increased my knowledge of sound equipment, which is one of the reasons we are able to offer a quality sound system for our clients. It was also key to me becoming familiar with large venues and planning and has broadened my overall musical knowledge.
Some of my long-time musicians have been instrumental in making Go 4 Baroque a success. Stacey Bowen, a fantastic violinis/violist, who also teaches music at Country Day is invaluable in helping to run things when I am at a different event and offering her musical expertise in so many ways. Martin Guerra handles most of our Instagram posts and generally helps out with sound equipment in addition to being an amazing cellist.
In addition to playing in Go 4 Baroque, I can be seen playing with my acoustic trio, Bar None, or with the music ministry at my church. I like to work out (so I can schlep sound equipment), quilt, read, hike, and spend as much time with my kids and grandkids as they will allow, while also attempting to instill my love of music in them.