Bio

Photo by Tom Hudock

I have dedicated my life to the performing arts. When an injury prevented realization of a career as a violinist, I devoted myself to helping other talented artists realize their own potential.

In those early days I managed the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, then began work at Columbia Artists Management Inc. in New York City, spending twenty years there managing Grammy Award-winning artists and producing concert tours on three continents for European and North American orchestras, dance companies, and ensembles.

Since returning to my hometown of Vancouver, BC, I have helped lead turnarounds at the Vancouver Recital Society, the Canadian Music Centre in BC, and as Chair, at the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture. 

In addition to championing Canadian composers at the Canadian Music Centre, I teach at Capilano University's Department of Arts & Entertainment Management and wrote a textbook on The Art of Touring published by the school. And I am a co-founder of kultureshock.net, a website system for performing artists.

During the 1980s and 90s, I traveled extensively as an Arts Manager behind the Iron Curtain and into China as it was opening to the West, which furthered a lifelong fascination with the world of international espionage. 

One of my passions is writing. I am currently working on a trilogy of novels and have written extensively about both music and beauty, including a weekly review column called Classical Gas for the Surrey Leader newspaper, feature articles for XY Magazine and Hollitzer-Verlag, numerous articles for online publications, and have written liner notes for mysteries published by St. Martin’s Press.

I live in my hometown of Vancouver with my beautiful and talented husband, Tom. I also paint, write poetry, and take photographs because I believe passionately that personal creativity is essential to human happiness and fulfillment.

My pronouns are he/him/his, and I am deeply grateful to work and play on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples including the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) First Nations.