I grew up in Ohio surrounded by music. All of my life I have heard new songs in my head, pushing to come out. I come from a long line of family who are passionate about music and how it moves the soul. Even my grandfather was known in N. Carolina as 'Fiddlin Jimmy', the fastest fiddler in the South. I'm grateful for this flame that is alive in me. While I don't play the fiddle, I am part of a community of friends who are focused on making change in this world through art and action. We work among the destitute, poor, addicted, alone, and displaced here in the USA, and abroad.