Location: San Clemente, Calif.
Occupation: I am a full-time student most of the year. I am studying engineering.
Connection to Balkan music/dance: I have been going to Balkan Camp my whole life.
Number of times at Balkan camp: 1999 was my first camp, I believe.
Studied at camp: Tambura, both Bulgarian and Macedonian. One of my main focuses now when I come to camp is playing with great musicians like Paul Brown and Adam Good.
Memorable moment at camp: The whole camp is impressive. Every moment in that wonderful forest with all those wonderful people is magical.
I am so appreciative to have gotten a scholarship. Balkan camp has brought me in contact with some brilliant new friends, and inspired me and Nathan to take our Bulgarian tambura and gudulka to their fullest potential. We are going to be playing throughout the year, and hope to come back next year to play for all of you.