Won the 1993 International Great American Jazz Piano Competition. She was known for her collaboration with drummer Steve Davis.
She obtained her Master's Degree at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, having been classically trained.
She accepted a position as professor of jazz piano at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.
Her family noticed her musical talents around the age of three when she began playing by ear and composing songs on her plastic toy piano.
She strayed from her classical roots and fully embraced jazz after hearing Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock.