“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”
- Alex Haley
I was born in Pittsburgh and took to the stage at an early age. While all my friends were listening to Led Zeppelin and The Grateful Dead, I was listening and highly influenced by the Big Band Swing Singers; Tony, Mel, Bobby, Sammy & Frank. When I was old enough I started performing in local nightclubs and bars. I had the privilege to headline Pittsburgh’s famous Holiday House that also featured these performers: Jonny Carson, Liza Minnelli, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and even Frank Sinatra!!
“The glamour of it all! New York America!”
- Charlie Chaplin
Moved to NYC and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University, studied with world famous Vocal Coach Don Lawrence. Don Lawerence has also coached Bono, Jon Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and most recently Lady Gaga!! I played at various showcases and nightclubs throughout Manhattan and the Catskill Mountains. Landed a record deal with Decco Records and recorded my first album titled Love in your Life.
“Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.”
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Then moved to L.A. to continue my singing career and that’s where I met the controversial and charismatic Hot Yoga Teacher, Bikram Choudhury. I found my second passion in life, Hot Yoga! My family will be the first to tell you that my passions sometimes become obsessions! I started practicing Hot Yoga three to four times daily and soon became Bikram’s most senior teacher.
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
Moved to South Florida to be near my parents who had moved down from Pittsburgh and opened several Hot Yoga Studios. I began my own style of Hot Yoga called The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga. I now have the honor to travel around the world (Australia, Japan, Hungary, Iceland and Costa Rica to name a few), teaching The Barkan Method Hot Yoga and certifying Barkan Method Teachers.
"The Wheel is Come Full Circle'
- William Shakespeare
My original dream… is to be a singer and entertainer! I recently had the honor of singing with Gloria Loring and The Palm Beach Pops at The Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Now I am performing all over the Southeast at 500-1200 seat theaters!!
“That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse!”
- Walt Whitman
I’m very excited to be releasing a five song (EP) recorded at Maximum Entertainment in Orlando with producer and friend, Danny Flores. The five songs featured on my new EP are very close to my heart and I hope you all enjoy listening to them as much as I have enjoyed recording them!