Originally from Chicago, I have worked in the world of rare stringed instruments for nearly twenty years. In 1995, I moved to New York to setup the first U.S. location for Machold Rare Violins Ltd. Today, in Chicago, I am involved with many aspects of the trade. Working closely with musicians, collectors and business institutions, my role is quite diverse. I focus on sales, public relations, business organizations, event planning as well as affiliations with patrons and friends of the arts. As a professionally trained violinist, I attended the University of Michigan on a 4 year performance scholarship, attaining a Bachelors Degree in Violin. I then continued my education and completed a Masters Degree from Northwestern University.
As a professional musician I posses the ability and sensitivity needed to address the string musicians need in finding an instrument and setting up concerts and receptions. By focusing on education through producing Masterclasses and Seminars, I am blessed to be able to bring music to the lives of all people from universal backgrounds.