I'm a freelance pianist, composer/arranger, recording artist and classical music afficionado. I enjoy writing solo piano arrangements of traditional hymns, especially Catholic and Christmas hymns; I also occasionally write original compositions, both sacred and secular. My first solo piano album, "Selections from The St. Michael Hymnal," was released in 2013. In my spare time I enjoy listening to Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Dvorak, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and other great classical composers.
I am also a Catholic author specializing in faith and culture, Vatican II and the liturgy, Mother Teresa, and current national issues (especially pro-life, religious liberty and terrorism). I have written two books, "America's Back-Door Enemy" (Tate Publishing, 2009) and "My Christmas with Mother Teresa" (yet to be published). My articles have appeared in a variety of print and digital publications such as Catholic Exchange, Inside the Vatican, OpEdNews.com, and EzineArticles.com.
Born and raised in California, I now live in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.