I began listening to Christian music while in my mom’s womb—and haven’t stopped since. Singing began at age three, self-accompanied on pots and pans. Soon I was leading the choir of my home church in Brooklyn, NY, pastored by my grandfather. Through years of performing on stage and studying voice and piano, I learned that no matter how technically skilled a singer or musician is, passion and evoking a story is what captures audiences. How true this is for singers and musicians leading church services not as performers, but worshipers sharing God’s story in song, ushering people into the Lord’s presence. As a Christ-follower who loved music but had been challenged by reading the Bible consistently, I knew that worship leaders and the larger Christian community could benefit from a tool that connected song to scripture. I also loved the idea that such a platform could bring the diverse body of Christ together. And so, as they say, an idea was born.
I took a leap of faith to pursue this entrepreneurial dream given my B.S. in Communications from Boston University and years of professional experience in PR, marketing and social media, which resulted in media placements in The Washington Post, NBC and C-SPAN. Having lived in three (north) eastern cities—New York, Boston and Washington D.C.—I set out to move to uncharted territory—Nashville, the hub of Christian music. Aside from my natural knack for taking risks, I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to find a new Christian community. Since conceiving Scripturally Sound and seeking God’s heart in whether I should pursue a music-tech ministry to build the Kingdom, the Lord reminded me on many occasions that “He rejoices over me with singing” as described in Zephaniah 3:17. This verse has been prophesied over me more than any other scripture. It was even a theme of a recent woman’s retreat hosted by my church, Nashville Life, and was an inscription on a gifted jewelry box. Talk about confirmation from God!
Outside of loving Jesus and music, I have a passion for helping at-risk youth through organizations that provide afterschool programming and resources for families. I’ve volunteered as a math and English tutor for Little Lights Urban Ministry in D.C. and worked as a Communications Director for Casa Chirilagua in Alexandria, Virginia. I've enjoyed volunteering to help the underserved youth, such as Nashville's Rocketown for skatechurch. My heart also leaps for joy over great fashion–especially awesome shoes. If you’re walking with the King, you might as well do it in style.