As a musician, multi-media artist and educator, I seek to dissolve boundaries between traditional art forms, in the interest of expanding the lexicon of human expression.  Using my multi-racial background, global travels and influences growing up in indigenous rural Alaska, I create work that explores new narratives of migration and diaspora, meditations on the connection between culture, people and place in our increasingly interwoven, global culture.  I am fascinated by the relationship between nature and technology and explore this through the alchemy of seemingly oppositional elements: silence and form, ancient and future, acoustic and electronic, combined together to create a synthesis of surprising connections.  When performing and creating music as a multi-media artist, I adapt ancient mythology into contemporary storytelling, with narratives that draw attention to industrialization, climate change, and reconnecting to our relationships with nature and ancestry. I believe that synesthetic environments which activate multi-sensory perception create new possibilities within our individual and collective imagination, providing a backbone for socio-cultural progress.