As a classically trained cellist, I seek to stretch and expand the ideas of the use of string instruments. There is something that drives me to stretch myself beyond the status quo and personally engage with multiple genres of music. As a musician, I am able to push myself further and always find something new to share. Music is so powerful because it has the ability to transform people, call them to action, and more importantly bring them together. Music is much bigger than any individual even when you’re the only person on stage because you are impacting and ministering to many others. If I can reach just one person and give them hope, help people to better understand one another, or lift someone’s spirit each time I perform then I have accomplished my goal.