Twenty years ago at SF pride I was working at the Olivia booth which happened to be adjacent to SFLGFB’s booth. I was SO excited to see the uniforms the instruments and band members, I put my name on their list. When I attended my first rehearsal I felt so accepted and supported as a person and musician- Instant family! I’ve played trumpet most of my life and after a 14 year hiatus the band inspired me to recommit to my passion for music. The band has led to many opportunities for me. I currently play with multiple community groups ranging from orchestra to jazz. One of my great joys is inspiring others to pick up their instruments. In my spare time I enjoy helping others, good food, playing music with friends and walking dogs.