Autumn entered the Philadelphia music scene through her connections in the local Grateful Dead tribute band scene as a writer and photographer for Tri State Indie, an online music website. Over a period of four years (2011-2015) she wrote album and show reviews, covered the Newport Folk Festival for three years (2012-2015), and the Philadelphia Folk Festival for two years (2013-2014) for Tri State Indie. During this time she began her musical career singing backup in a Jerry Garcia Band tribute, Pure Jerry. After gigging with Pure Jerry for a year, she met her current musical partner, Ernie Tokay, owner and engineer of Little Spiders Have Big Dream Studio, and they began writing songs together. Autumn and Ernie, of the Folk Fish camp, formed the band Kicking Down Doors in 2013 after testing their newly written songs around other campsites and on the Front Porch Open Mic Stage at the 52nd Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival and have been collaborating ever since. She created a website and social media channels for Little Spiders Have Big Dreams Studio, as well as for their band, Kicking Down Doors.
Autumn is a digital communications and information technology professional with over 12 years of experience in higher education administration. She is currently the Assistant Director of Digital Marketing at Villanova University, where she leads on digital content strategy and provides digital infrastructure and marketing technology support for the University Communication & Marketing team. Her previous roles in higher education covered enrollment management, web development, content strategy, and nonprofit and philanthropy research, with positions at West Chester University and the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working towards a doctoral degree in public administration (DPA), an online program at West Chester University. Autumn was voted onto the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Folksong Society in May 2018. She is also a member of AMA, as well as the AACRAO, MSACROA, and DVACROA professional organizations for enrollment management in higher education, serving on the Executive Committee for both MSACROA and DVACROA.