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The Early Years

* At age 5, began ballet, tap, and acrobatic training at Virginia Farris Dance Studio; Miami, FL

* Best Acrobat Award

* Acrobat, Junior Orange Bowl Parade; Coral Gables, FL

* Youth Choir Member, The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration; Miami, FL

* Norland Junior High School Pops Chorus – Guy Newland, Choral Director; Miami, FL

The High School Years

* Miami Norland Senior High School Pops Chorus – Robert Morton, Choral Director; Miami, FL

* Back up vocalist for Destiny, Rush cover band

* Back up vocalist for Some People’s Children, 80’s New Wave band

* Top 10% of High School Senior Class, Miami Norland Senior High School; Miami, FL

* German Honors Society Member

* Math Honors Society Member

* Best Playwright Scholarship Award, Florida International University

* Golden Drum Scholarship for Florida International University

* President of Audio/Visual Club

* Singer in Miami’s “Jobs for Youth” Campaign with Miami Norland Sr Pops Chorus, Channel 4; Miami, FL

* President of Youth Group, Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

Post-High School and College Activities

* Street Performer/Busker, The Mall at 163rd Street; North Miami Beach, FL

* Classical Vocal Performance Major, Florida International University

* Actor/Singer/Stage Manager, Pied Pipers Children’s Theater Troupe at The Ruth Foreman Theatre; Miami, FL

* Non-Equity Assistant Stage Manager, Ruth Foreman Theatre

* Private Jazz Vocal Student of Sony Recording Artist Jon Secada

* Studio Jazz & Vocal and Music Industry Major, University of Miami; Larry Lapin, Rachel LeBon, and Michelle Amato, Professors; Coral Gables, FL

* Singer with Reggae Artist Arrow and UM Classmates, King Orange Bowl Parade; Miami, FL

* Recorded two songs on Hybridized, debut CD from University of Miami Music Industry Department; Jim Progris, Advisor

* Classical Concert Choir Member

* University of Miami Gospel Choir Member

* BA in Liberal Arts, Concentration of Music; Excelsior College, Albany, NY (CK) Expected, December 2009

* Best Unsigned Musician Finalist, Musician Magazine

* “Monday Night Regulators” member (along with Nil Lara, Albert Sterling Menendez, The Mavericks, Nuclear Valdez, and David Andrews), Washington Square Nightclub Open Mic; South Beach, FL

* Street Team Member, 105.1 WHQT-FM Radio Station, Miami, FL

* Receptionist, Criteria Recording Studio, North Miami, FL

Moved to New York City (1995)

* Songwriter, Songs of Love Charity

* Singer with Classic Rock Band of Bankers, Aged Inventory who’ve helped raise $500,000 for various charities (Performances at House of Blues – Chicago, IL, Webster Hall – NYC, Hammerstein Ballroom – NYC, BB King’s – NYC, Hard Rock Cafe – Washington, DC)

* Owner of Moxie Entertainment, Record Label and Music Business Consultancy

* Music Industry Speaker at Learning Annex NYC, Indie Music Forum – NYC, Philadelphia Music Conference, Rockrgrl Music Conference, ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International), and Ariel Publicity BootCamp

* Associate Writer for

* Founding Columnist for VIBE Magazine’s “The Biz” column (Interviews include: Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Kelly Rowland, Luther Campbell, and KRS-One)

* Author, The DIY Guide to the Music Biz

* Quoted in Associated Press, Miami Herald, Baltimore XXX, Chicago XXX, and other publications

* Private Classical Performance Student of Dr. Lynda Elliott

* Voices of Unity Member, Unity NYC, Britt Hall, Music Director

* Front & Center – Live EP (Reached #3 in regional CMJ charts)

* My First Child Lullaby Single (Enjoyed by Courtney Cox and Debra Messing)

* Supernova CD – Full length studio CD produced by Christian Cassan (Bway Show, Julia Brown, Minster Hill)

* Dirty5 – Live EP (to be released in 2009)

* NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) National Showcase Artist

* Director of Marketing, Juna Entertainment (Management company for solo career of Corey Glover, lead singer of Living Colour)

* Synch Licensing Assistant, EMI Music Publishing – New York, NY

* Studied Songwriting with Andy Marvel (“Shy Guy” by Diana King) at National Association of Popular Music with fellow student and future CD Baby CEO, Derek Sivers)

Charitable Events I’ve Organized:

* Mapplethorpe Wellness Day (Sponsored free massages for residents of the Robert Mapplethorpe AIDS facility (CK)

* Kingdom for a Kiss – Jeff Buckley Tribute Show & Fundraiser featuring Ari Hest, Julia Brown, Kelsey, Kendra Flowers, and me; The Baggot Inn, New York, NY

* LIFEBeat and Friends Boston – Featuring Erin McKeown, Mary Gauthier, XXX, and me

* Carla Hall & Friends – LIFEBeat fundraiser featuring Jen Chapin, KJ Denhert, Tina Shafer, Julia Douglass, and myself; The Bitter End, New York, NY

* Sang with Songs of Love’s John Beltzer & Friends during NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony

* Songs of Love Singalong at Credit Suisse Investment Bank for Brittany Ann Dawson

* Songs of Love Singalong at Credit Suisse Investment Bank for Prince Ali

* Performed in SoulRock Night organized by Julia Brown, featuring Nefertiti Jones, Reese, Kelsey, Julia Brown, and me

Online Music Marketing Maven

* Began blogging on in 2005

* Completed Thirty Day Challenge internet marketing and CEO course with Ed Dale, Dan Raine, and Robert “Guru Bob” XXX

* Created Rock Star Life Lessons in 2007

Fun Facts

* Once sang with David Lee Roth and Aged Inventory for Songs of Love Fundraiser

* Adopted Atlantic Records Founder & CEO Ahmet Ertegun as “My Music Biz Godfather” (Wore him down by sending gift baskets of vodka, cookies, and dirty jokes)