I have been singing since I was 5 years old in the church. I began competing when I was 8 and loved it. I made a lot of friends and learned a lot as well. I was a member of the Indiana Gospel Music Association when I was 12. I learned from some great people. I began recording when I was 13, I believe, and I stopped when I was 16. I didn't think I had what it took to make singing my career so I got a "real" job. I still sang in the choir at school and was worship leader in my church for a long time. I sing constantly, yes even in my office.