Personal Development

If You Want It, Just Ask

If You Want It, Just Ask

A few years ago, I walked confidently into a Starbucks brimming with a smile. When I placed my order, I said assertively, “I’ll take a Venti Iced Americano on the house.” The barista stared at me half bewildered/half bedazzled, nodded, then smiled, and said “Yes! You got […]

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 […]