I love baking pies! Both making music and baking pies come from a deep desire I have to create and share beautiful moments. There are so many things in my life that bring me joy, and if I were to make a list of those things it would fill many pages. But at the heart of it, I love people and I love music, and I love connecting with people through music. For those of us who play music, I don’t have to explain how deeply connected to someone you can feel while in the moment of a song, or the amazing energy that can be shared when playing with a group. Like music, food can also bring people together in a powerful way. When I make a pie for my friends, the hope always is that we will share a moment or two together, pausing in our busy day to enjoy something sweet and beautiful. Pies and live music are both ephemeral – to enjoy them, we must always be present in the moment, for the pie will soon be eaten and the plate washed and put away; the song will eventually end and the band will pack up and go home. But the connection is deep and long-lasting and the memories can be summoned and enjoyed again. I hope you enjoy these pictures of some of the pies I have baked in the past few years -- maybe one day we will share a piece together!
Notable Pie Awards:
Appalachian Fair Master Pie Baker - 2015, 2016, 2017
National Pie Contest - 3rd place in chocolate pie 2017