In college, I was involved with every religious club available. I played piano for the Episcopalian church group every Sunday.
I was a member of many choirs and bands from 1991 - 2000 and performed for private events, organizations and corporations.
In 1994, after hearing me sing at a Missionary event in Topeka, Kansas, the Missionary President put me on Speaker to sing to the President of Wayland Baptist University in Texas. They offered me a full scholarship on the spot and later in an official letter to attend WBU if I chose to switch my Art Major to Music. I declined.
In 1996, I won first place and a standing ovation for, "Via Delarosa" in a packed, standing room only University auditorium. It was my first singing competition.
In 1997, I applied and was accepted as the lead Soprano singer for the Liberated Wailing Wall, a musical group developed by Jews for Jesus in San Diego. The group intended to travel through France but the lead male singer was injured and the tour was put on hold. I was asked to accept a missionary position they had in New York in lieu of the position loss but I declined and took a local job as a Computer Tech and a second job in radio.
I sang professionally at a cafe in Brownwood, Texas almost every Friday night from 1997-1998. The crowd favorite was a Disney song from Aladdin that I had rewritten about the Pecan Bayou.
In 2001, I won first place at another contest on 6th Street in Austin, Texas for my rendition of, "Green River" by C.C.R. It was my second singing competition.
I was best known for singing, "Skylark" and other music from the 1940's era.
I created my first tabletop game in 1986 when I was only 11 yrs old. It was based on a Christian version of the game of Life.
Developed my first computer game using the DOS language in 1991.
Contributed many custom game creations over the years and was a featured Sim Creator on Electronic Arts for several years.
My Minecraft featured content is highlighted on many pages through Planet Minecraft and can also be found on Mojang's official website.
I have held two Developer Tester positions for Microsoft. For the Xbox Kinect, I performed comphrehensive and exhaustive reports on the voice commands and spatial capabilities of the device.
And was also a developer tester for the Microsoft Hololens program. It was a fantastic honor to be one of 3 tech creators brought in for this exclusive opportunity in Austin, Texas.
Art & Video
As the child of Graphic Designer / Photographers, I have considerable experience with Art, Design and photography.
During my toddler years, I was the occasional model for University of South Dakota Professor and famous painter, Oscar Howe. My mother had a student position in the Art Department and both of my parents were Fine Art Majors at USD.
My College Major was initially Art before switching to Computer Science.
I've been creating and editing video for years. From commercials to Non-Profit Awareness and fun kid's videos. You can follow my video creations on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/tnwcreations