Personal Development

My Childhood in 12 Songs or Fewer

My Childhood in 12 Songs or Fewer

You know that song that you listen to, and it immediately transports you to a certain place and time? That’s precisely what this list is about… It’s a list of songs that, early on, helped shape and define my musical taste, interests, and ultimately my career […]

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

So, I was writing an article and I realized that the letters in “latent” are the same as in “talent” and I got really excited. I know I’m not the first person to make such lexical discovery, but what I am is a person who […]

Sprinkling Guitar Love in New Terrain

Sprinkling Guitar Love in New Terrain

I have had the absolute privilege to work for an iconic and globally recognized brand like Fender Musical Instruments Corporation for three-and-a-half years. On Nov. 21, 2014, I am turning the page from that riveting chapter to move on to a new, exciting opportunity. In […]

Judging a Person Does Not Define Who He/She is… It Defines Who You Are

Judging a Person Does Not Define Who He/She is… It Defines Who You Are

I can’t tell you how many times people have been shocked to learn I’m a guitarist. “What? A female guitarist? No way!” Actually, I’m a person just like you who plays guitar. OH, and it just so happens that I’m a woman. Big deal. I’m […]

I’m Speaking at the Women’s Music Summit Industry Panel in Musicians Institute

I’m Speaking at the Women’s Music Summit Industry Panel in Musicians Institute

It’s funny how life works. I always wanted to be a student at Musicians Institute (MI) in Hollywood, Calif., and just recently I was honored with an invitation by the Women’s Music Summit (WMS) to participate in the summit’s PR and promotions panel on July 28 […]

MAKERS.com Pays Homage to Mia Hamm, Picks Up My Tweet

MAKERS.com Pays Homage to Mia Hamm, Picks Up My Tweet

I‘ve got a confession to make: at one point in my life, I wanted to be a professional soccer player. When I was 13 I saw a group of kick-ass female soccer players on TV – the United States women’s national soccer team. I was […]

Check Out my Interview with The Women’s International Music Network

Check Out my Interview with The Women’s International Music Network

The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN) interviewed me a few days ago to talk about my career in public relations at Fender, how I started playing guitar, and the challenges I’ve faced as a woman in the music industry. Visit TheWiMN.com to read the […]

Check Out This Takamine Guitars Demo Video Starring Yours Truly

Check Out This Takamine Guitars Demo Video Starring Yours Truly

I recently recorded traditional Venezuelan waltz “Pica Pica” (one of my top three favorite jams) for a Takamine guitars demo video. My first-ever classical guitar was a Takamine, and never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that 12 years later I would be working […]

On Meeting Eddie Van Halen, Winning an Award, And Running Into Stevie Wonder

On Meeting Eddie Van Halen, Winning an Award, And Running Into Stevie Wonder

A week ago today I was in Anaheim, Calif., for the 2013 Winter NAMM show, and boy – what a show! First, I meet Eddie Van Halen, then I get a She Rocks Award, and then I run into Stevie Wonder. Three completely unexpected and […]

The Women’s International Music Network Honored Me With a She Rocks Award

The Women’s International Music Network Honored Me With a She Rocks Award

On Jan. 25 during NAMM, I was honored with the “Next Generation” She Rocks Award at the first annual Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) breakfast and She Rocks Award ceremony held at the Marriott in Anaheim, Calif. (!!!). The award came to me as an absolute […]