a Montana native, classical guitar teacher, songwriter, founder of her band Why We Came West (WWCW) and advocate for those hoping to find their voice. She believes in creating an organization that not only lasts, but helps to create a sustainable and nurturing environment for musicians looking to thrive in Missoula. She is passionate about helping others see their gifts and uplifting those around her. Her project, WWCW consists of songs that she has written over her years living in Missoula and spread messages of self-love, overcoming trials, the beauty and importance of the wild, and the power of intention. As a teacher to 5-14 year olds, she sees the importance of boosting our youth through the arts, positivity, and a sense of belonging. When she is not immersed in music, you can find her wandering trails with her two dogs, Tidus and Pollux.