Kristi Kief started playing percussion at the age of 11,
and joined her high school's steel drum band at age 16.
While she started as the drum set player, she eventually switched to tenor pan.
She went on to major in percussion performance at Northern Illinois University.
She has performed in Peru, Trinidad, Korea, Costa Rica, America and Australia.
She is looking forward to working with a community steel band again, and enjoys passing
on the traditions of Trinidad and the steel pan.