My first artist interview took place at 'A Day In The Garden' at 14-years-old. Dishwalla had referred to God as a woman in their hit song "Counting Blue Cars," and as a student reporter for my local newspaper, I got the opportunity to ask them why.
WHEN I earned my way into the entertainment industrY IN 2004, music was transitioning into the digital space; iTunes, rigntones, metadata and YouTube were changing how we did business on a daily basis.
Early days at Atlantic Records were spent distributing and promoting music videos, organizing TV shoots, and wrangling countless artists at red carpet events; interfacing with some of the most intense executives and management teams in the business was the norm.
Hopping the label fence to work at VH1 in 2008, I spent years scouting and booking online and on-air talent. Managing the channel's digital music programming lead to overseeing an editorial team, interviewING music's most popular acts and creating engaging content— all while developing a keen understanding of MTV Network's most quirky content management systems as a web producer.
After three spinal surgeries and nearly a decade working in the ego-driven atmosphere of the entertainment industry, I was compelled to become a yoga teacher. A practitioner of almost 15 years, yoga serves as an essential element in remaining grounded, healthy, and recharged, and I teach classes and privates throughout the Hudson Valley and five boroughs.
Still teaching and a writer at heart, I'm eager to see where the pen takes me next.