Ali is from everywhere and nowhere. She grew up as a military child and is used to meeting people of all kinds. Amongst her passion for music, is her passion and excitement for people. She loves learning about each person's story. Ali's story with music began when she was eight years old. Originally tone deaf, her mother had her take piano lessons in hopes of her improving. Not only did Ali improve, but she quickly excelled not only on the piano, but more particularly in voice. Eventually, she found herself at BYU-I finishing a degree in Music and studying opera. During her time in college and since, she has: taken lessons with Chris, a Metropolitan opera singer; sat in on a lesson with Broadway star, Alfie Boe; performed on the Nation's oldest naval ship; been in several audition choirs; soloed in a Rob Gardner oratorio; taught students of all ages off and on since college; and directed several choirs, for the past three years usually 75 plus individuals. She is warm, professional, inclusive, bubbly, passionate, energetic and encouraging. Ali's biggest emphasis is making sure the student discovers "their voice" and grows to have confidence in themselves and their story-- that is what it's all about for her. For her, that is what the essence of music is.