As a woodwind doubler, I felt New York offered the most diverse and robust market for my skill set. I joined Local 802 because it has long been a dream of mine to play Broadway shows, and succeed in New York’s music scene. Towards the end of my graduate degree, I felt it was time to pay my dues, and test the waters. I was offered a contract for the first national tour of “Kinky Boots.” I’m now joining my second touring production, and couldn’t be happier with how things have progressed. My experiences so far in the union have been enriching and welcoming. I’m so thankful for the wide range of resources and people now available to me, and everyone else in this community. Thank you Local 802 for all your opportunities!