Majority of my life has been so invested in music and surrounded with it in some shape, fashion, or form that it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when I developed a knack for it. My mother used to always sing and play the piano, so it was only fitting that I also developed an interest in singing and playing instruments. When she wasn’t humming away at the piano, she was creating beautiful works of art in her huge garden.
Being musically inclined followed me through school and then through college. I always knew I’d make a career out of it. I just didn’t know how. If someone had told me eight years ago that I would be working for NetEnt, I probably would have laughed in disbelief. It was never really my dream, but it was one of those moments that happened on its on.
Throughout school, I always joked around about whoever made that boring escalator music. It wasn’t long before I was rewriting some of the more familiar ones that I heard all the time. I wanted them to have a little bit more pep to them and be something that people would be interested in hearing and downloading. I wasn’t successful at getting anyone to listen to what I had created, so I let that idea go until I got to college. That is when it hit me that I shouldn’t be afraid to send my music out, let others hear it, and really make my career doing it. I had a music teacher who was constantly encouraging her students to “let your music open doors”. Every time she said that, I thought again about escalator music. However, it wasn’t until after college when I was working with an international nonprofit foundation that I got the call from the sales manager at NetEnt. The rest is history.