I joined Local 802 more than 20 years ago, shortly after moving to New York. My musical path here has included extensive orchestral playing, chamber music and solo recitals, recording and touring. I’ve been the concertmaster on tour for Harry Connick Jr. since 2011, principal 2nd violin of multiple ensembles including Riverside Symphony and School of American Ballet Orchestra, and a member of the New York Pops and Stamford Symphony. Currently the concertmaster at “Anastasia”, I have held chairs in nine Broadway shows over the past two decades, including "The Producers”, “South Pacific” and “The King & I” at Lincoln Center.
I am running for Trial Board as a way to be more involved in our union. The Trial Board plays an important role, helping to resolve grievances and disputes that may arise in the workplace. I feel my experience working in a community environment as a freelance musician has given me the skills to observe, listen and consider all sides of the issue. I’m inspired to run because I believe MFC can bring the union into a being a more viable entity that will be inclusive, forward-thinking and will keep current with the issues facing musicians and unions today.