My Story (or at least a smidgen of it)ory
Once upon a time I was a decent gymnast and diver. Then at age 15 my rotation was thrown off as I twisted around in the air on a back flip, and BAM! I smashed my face on the diving board. My teeth prints were left in the board. I made it through a long night of surgery but the accident essentially left me with only a partial upper jaw bone. A decent chunk of my upper jaw still remains missing. Like cleft palate patients, I have had to have over 20 corrective surgeries in my life time. And what did I decide to be when I grew up? A singer! Because a girl can't let hundreds of stitches, missing teeth, and a palatal deformation get in the way of a good time. I'm a professional musician (singer, songwriter, guitar player, and violin enthusiast.) I'm also a wilderness junkie. I've backpacked all over the western hemisphere and do river trips around Appalachia. I'm a defender of wilderness and wildlife. I do my metalsmithing in a little shed behind my Appalachian home (that my partner and I built with our own two hands,) and seasonally I head on up to my tiny sailboat where I anchor out in a cove on a lake and work on jewelry pieces, play violin, and swim around. Sunset is the best time to pull the anchor and go for a sail! Thank you so much for stopping by my metalsmith store! Please check out my music store and download some tunes at Have a wonderful day!