Holly’s background includes a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Arts in Music Theory and Composition. She completed a program with The Bartmann Business Institute in Business and Entrepreneurism. A composer, conductor, percussionist and accomplished pianist, Holly has proven success in performing, teaching, composition, public speaking and conducting choral and instrumental ensembles throughout the Bay Area. She is a worship leader and has worked and performed at many churches and conferences. With over 30 years experience in performance, management, education, theater and all styles of music, she has a many-faceted career as a musician, an entrepreneur doing business globally and a public speaker. Her favorite topics to speak and write about are stage fright and personal growth.

Holly studied piano with Myrtle Gunning, John Kraus, Dr. Richard Kessler, Nancy O-Doan, Dr. Wolfgang Fetsch, Dr. Rex Cooper and Dr. Renee Chevalier. She studied composition with Stan Beckler, Ron Caviani, Dan Wyman, Allan Strange, Charlie Peacock and Rabbi Dr. Stuart Dauermann. She also studied choral and instrumental conducting with Dr. Paul Schultz, Dr. William Dehning, Dr. Robert Halseth Dr. Charlene Archibeque and Sally Herman.

Holly was one of the recipients of the “Women Achiever of the Year” award given by the National League of American Pen Women. This annual award recognizes women in the arts who are making a positive impact on their community. Holly’s personal mission is to make a positive and tangible difference in the lives of as many people as possible. She enjoys homeschooling her daughter who is a budding entrepreneur and artist.