A prayer soaring to and from my heart, flowing with grace,
bringing peace,  
Soothing the wounded soul...
I have sung my pain and discovered joy and gladness. 

Light shimmers while color dances with healing and rest upon it's wings.

 
I am a musician and artist from Alaska. My journey as a singer/songwriter began when I was on staff at the Downtown Soup Kitchen in Anchorage.  I would sing and play on a little keyboard to bring comfort to our guests from the street during the cold, dark winter.  This led to writing and composing songs...stories of the lives around me...songs of deliverance and encouragement...songs to soothe the wounded soul.  I shared my music in numerous places such as guest pianist for Seattle’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show, playing for Providence Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, Nordstrom and others.

I also spent winters within the Arctic Circle in a rugged, remote region serving as a fine arts teacher and school principal to children living on the banks of the unspoiled Draanjik or Black River.... surrounded by stillness, quiet, dancing auroras, a vastness of pristine white and a long, dark night.  Suddenly the sun breaks through in an explosion of passion, light, color and I stand in awe.....forever inspired and transformed in the beauty of God's holiness.

You may find me playing piano many mornings at the Fairbanks Westmark Hotel and Saturday evenings on the Village Voice Program on KJNP radio.  My recordings are available through links to CDBaby on the Music page along with iTunes, AmazonMusic, YouTube, etc. My worship journey can be followed on facebook at Balm of Gilead Worship.  I pray you find joy and encouragement in my art and music! 

 Come, let us worship and bow down.

Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for He is our God.

We are the people He watches over,

the flock under His care.

Psalm 95: 6-7