Natalie received a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance with Dr. Ed Lewis and Miles Newman at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan and studied with James Thompson for her graduate degrees (Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Trumpet Performance) at the Eastman School of Music. After teaching at Cornell University and Montana State University, Natalie has returned to Upstate New York where she is teaching at Hobart and William Smith College as well as SUNY Brockport College. Natalie plays with the Regina Symphony Orchestra on all of their masterworks concerts and maintains an active private studio and performance schedule.