2014 Gold Medalist!!!

Hey y'all, I had an amazing night on Friday, February 28th. It was a spectacular ending to a thrilling week in Savannah, GA. I am so thrilled to announce the outcome of the American Traditions Competition:  I am the 2014 Courtney Knight Gaines Gold Medal Winner, the first-ever recipient of the Ben Tucker award, given in his honor, and the Johnny Mercer Award, given by The Friends of Johnny Mercer. I want to thank all of the wonderful judges, the board, my über-talented collaborator, Assaf Gleizner, my Savannah fan club -y'all know who you are, my parents for escaping the cold in Minnesota to come see me and a special thank you to Danny Cohen for putting me up and taking care of me! I feel so grateful for these honors and I am completely humbled!

Congratulations to all of the other wonderful contestants, I don't know how the judges make a decision on anything!! Y'all were fabulous and I can't wait to see each other again soon!!!