When it comes to some of my favorite things in life, there are three essential components; good people, good food and good music!
L to R: Me on keys performing with Sol Horizon at the Elbo Room in San Francisco CA, the SESSIONS hiphop collective at rehearsal in Sebastopol CA.
Music is one of the major sparks in my life and I've had the opportunity to perform on club and festival stages across the Western US as well as record in studio performing a diversity of styles with artists including Sol Horizon, Thrive! and SESSIONS. Performing live music is one of life's special treats; catch me on a stage near you!
Sol Horizon with special guest Tuff Lion performing at the Jam Cellars Ballroom in Napa CA.
L to R: Three sisters companion planting (corn, beans, squash) in my garden in Freestone CA, me with a home grown Romanesco broccoli on my head, starting spring seedlings in the greenhouse.
I'm a lifelong gardener and heirloom seed saver. I've been growing my own homegrown fruits and vegetables for over 19 years (and recently started dabbling in culinary mushrooms). The garden is a special sanctuary of natural beauty, tranquility and passed down tradition -- with healthy doses of creativity and deliciousness mixed in. In short, my favorite place! If I go missing, you know where to find me.
L to R: Harvested summer corn and amaranth being stored for the winter, traditional fresh "Persian Breakfast," 100% picked straight from the garden. Yum!