Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I am an Oregonian through and through. Eugene/Springfield has become my home and community since I reached adulthood.

I am dedicating my fundraising and performances to my father, who is currently battling prostate cancer, and we are blessed to say that he caught it early and is able to monitor and manage it without medical intervention. I am also dedicating my efforts to my late father-in-law who battled multiple bouts of cancer, one type being prostate cancer, during his life. He was a kind and humorous man; sadly, he was sadly taken from us in early 2016.