from El Paso Texas, where she began her musical expedition a the age
of 4 by attending Yamaha Music School. There, she learned to read
and write music, as well as play a variety of instruments. Upon departing
from the school, she began taking piano lessons. She also began playing
guitar around the age of 12, and soon after picked up the bass guitar
and began playing in the school jazz band.
Influenced by artists such as Aerosmith, Heart, Blondie and Led Zeppelin (to name
a few), Dyna joined her first rock band as a lead singer/keyboard player at the
age of 13.
Over the next few years, she would play in several bands throughout El Paso and
Dallas, mostly as a bass player and/or singer. Since moving to Los Angeles, she
has played bass in several rock acts, including Warbride, Sister Strange, 12 Angry
Men, and Phantom Blue. Some of her other projects include being a back-up singer
for Capitol recording artist Rob Vinton (son of Bobby Vinton), and playing bass
guitar in "The Bud Light Ladies" back-up band, The Party Girls (along
with Stephanie and Tina from ThundHerStruck).
addition to singing for ThundHerStruck, shes also recorded an album as a
solo artist (see www.dynagirl.net for more details).
heritage is a mix of Japanese, Spanish and English. She has been studying martial
arts for over 10 years, and currently possesses a 1st degree black belt in the
style of Tang Soo Do.
of her other hobbies include scuba diving, surfing and horseback riding. Dyna
graduated from Occidental College in May 2001 as a chemistry major. She is currently
working on her Ph.D. in biochemistry/molecular biology at UCLA.