I grew up on the Island of Guam, the second oldest of six children. My father taught school. Mom was a homemaker. Our family was devout LDS, (Mormon). We moved to Utah in the 70's. I graduated from High School in Utah and then moved to Massachusetts to work. There I met a young graduate of Berklee College of Music. We got married, started a family, then a band, and a recording studio. We rehearsed several times a week and played out almost every weekend for 8 solid years with little change in our lineup. We co-wrote, at first, then when the studio got busy, I wrote with the help of our Band's guitar player. But after awhile it was obvious that the children needed us more than the music world. So I left music and was a mom to 5 children, full time, while going to school part time at night. I graduated with a degree in History in 2002. Ah, but life brings you more than you bargain for sometimes. We divorced in 2005 and I moved out of state to attend law school with the children. That's when I heard Christian rock on K-Love for the first time. It really helped me feel a connection to God when I was feeling so very disconnected.
I graduated from law school and moved back to Massachusetts. I dated a man with three children and we married in 2009. Together we had 8 children, several of them played different instruments. In 2012 I had an epiphany that we should write music together so I started gathering up gear. After writing a few songs I realized that I was having much more fun than they were and it was alright to go ahead and just keep writing. A few years later we moved to the Nashville area and I decided to record some of the new and some of the old songs. It was such a learning curve but after about the third effort I heard the authenticity I was looking for. It was also at that time that I read the New Testament NIV version and realized that the words of Jesus Christ contradicted teachings of the LDS Church and I had to make some changes.
At the same time I was recording the basic tracks for "Cover Me" and hearing this amazing trumpet part throughout the song. We put that part in the song and I was just in awe at how it came out. Thank you Jesus.