Born in Long Island, New York. Raised in US, Europe and Asia. Focus has been on building China-US relations for several years. Music background: musical theatre, jazz performance, symphony chorus, college/church choirs. Collected and translated Chinese folksongs while living in Beijing. Recorded Chinese Folksongs in a Jazz Mode CD with some of Texas' top jazz musicians while living in San Antonio. Songs sung in both Chinese (Mandarin) and english and available on Amazon.com. Currently lives in Hawaii and on US East Coast.