Caitlyn is a native University Place resident. She received her Bachelor of Music in viola performance from the University of New Mexico where she studied with Kim Fredenburgh and Carmelo de Los Santos. Caitlyn received her Master of Music and Performer Diploma, also in viola performance, from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University under the guidance of Atar Arad. While studying at IU, Caitlyn was a lead violin teacher at the Fairview Violin Project and also taught at the IU String Academy. She served as the principal violist for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and was a principal and assistant principal for IU orchestras. After completing her studies, Caitlyn was a frequent substitute violist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra until she won a position with Lincoln Center Stage. Now that she has come back to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, she is quickly gaining a reputation for both her performing and teaching abilities. She is the new principal violist of the Northwest Sinfonietta and will be joining the Symphony Tacoma for their 2022-2023 season. She also maintains a large studio of violists and violinists of all ages. When Caitlyn is not practicing, performing, or teaching she is often found outdoors or with her two shiba inus and fiancé.