On being an adventurer: “Moving to Texas. I spent my first 25 years up in Washington State. I went to university up there. I was actually homeschooled on a farm. Went to college, became a social worker. After 5 years of social work, working with domestic violence survivors in a shelter,  I realized that there was more that I could do in the world than just that and that perhaps rather than helping the same people in the same small town over and over again that I could be doing something to be more a part of the community and to tell stories and to share and to raise awareness so I moved to Austin, Texas and started writing songs and that’s part of what brings me to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. I come out here and work on songs and get inspired but what she did.”