American musician who is best known for her drumming and singing. She is recognized for her work as the drummer of the indie rock band The Decemberists.
Inspired by her mother who was a professional cellist and her father who taught music in public school, she began taking lessons early on and quickly excelled as a drummer. She played in several Portland based indie bands before joining The Decemberists in 2000.
She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.