Mare has been playing the piano for 34 years and writing music for a loooong time too. Mare believes in the importance of creative collaboration and community to help stop fascism and oppression and facilitates workshops called: Collective Songwriting for Collective Liberation. For many years they curated The Moon Show which featured underrepresented artists, and helped start The Moon Choir, a monthly song-share for queer and trans folk. Mare has played at the Jazz Standard, The Bitter End, and in the pit for the Broadway musical Evita.