I grew up in a wide variety of congregations, but began singing in the church when I was 5 or 6 years old. During high school, I joined my youth group's band as a singer, eventually playing guitar & keys and serving as the band leader. Originally from Georgia, I moved to Tampa, Florida for undergrad where I developed my formal background in business, specifically focusing my time and attention on nonprofits. After graduating in 2016, I moved to Sacramento, California to work as a Team Leader in the National Civilian Community Corps, a branch of the federal service program AmeriCorps. Just before Easter of 2017, I moved to Maryland to start working with BPC as a worship leader, helping to facilitate the development of a contemporary worship service experience. What began as a solo gig slowly expanded into managing a team of musicians, leading to my current role as the Director of Music & Technology (The DMT). While here at BPC, I've been involved with the Ablaze Youth Ministry, our Faith Formation, Worship, and Mission committees, the Young Adults fellowship group, and helped lead our presbytery's Disaster Relief Network, serving in Puerto Rico on multiple occasions. While I did earn a graduate degree focused on change management & organizational leadership in 2018, I consider myself a lifelong learner and thoroughly enjoy informal & experiential learning, listening to podcasts & audiobooks, watching TED Talks, and completing free courses online! Besides musical and technology-based hobbies, I've been a runner since middle school, and enjoy most adventurous activities (rock climbing, scuba diving, kayaking, etc.). I've been to all 50 states and my goal is to visit all 7 continents by age 30!