Desiree was born in Manhattan, NY & grew up in New Paltz, NY. She spent six years in Virginia and attended Old Dominion University on a tennis scholarship where she majored in International Marketing. She took a summer off to compete in the European professional tennis circuit. She enjoyed music as a release from the pressures of sports but, she soon realized that music had become the dominating force in her life and it became a full time pursuit. Her sharply honed performance skills can be attributed to several years traveling & performing solo throughout the US & Europe. Her multinational exposure resulted in either sharing bills or working with stars such as Tanya Tucker, Southern Pacific, Rick Danko, & Rick Derringer. During her many years in New York City, Desiree's back up band was The Rough Riders. Nashville Tennessee has been home for quite some years now, and her current band performs under her name: Desiree.