- From San Juan Capistrano, California. Originally from Bakersfield.
- Plays banjo with Chris Stuart and Backcountry and performs in a duo with Chris Stuart (Stuart and Beazley).
- Formerly played banjo with Copperline (with Eric Uglum).
- Has a Ph.D in early music performance. She teaches music history and music appreciation at UC Irvine, USC’s Thornton School of Music and UC Riverside.
- Also plays flute, recorder, and historic guitars.
- 2005, released first solo project 5 South (Backcountry Music).