OCCUPATION: MUSICIAN, HALESTORM
HOMETOWN: RED LION, Pennsylvania
WHAT ACHIEVEMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
I’ve been at Halestorm since I was 13. Did I know I would get here? No. Did I believe I could? Yes! Along with winning a Grammy, the radio hits, and our touring prowess, I’m so proud of my bandmates and how we’re able to communicate, still love each other, and fight the good fight together. After all these years, we still do it our way. And this is the greatest achievement.
WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE?
Two of the greatest heroes I ever had the chance to meet and open were Ronnie James Dio with Heaven & Hell and Alice Cooper. Not only did they influence me a lot musically, but they gave me fundamental bases. It was thanks to Dio and Alice Cooper that I discovered that I was “weird” or “not like other girls”. They both encouraged me to possess this weird as my superpower. Now, years later in my career, I can trace that journey from its inception to what has now become my mission statement.
WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF BEAUTY?
Beauty is having what sets you apart. By being your true self and letting go of the pressure of social norms (which are gone, by the way), those things that make you “weird” become your superpower and the most beautiful part of you!