Sierra met John at a festival in central New York, at which both of them presented workshops on music in historical and spiritual contexts. After that they decided to collaborate on a project that would bring the myth and magic of ancient tales and cultures to life through a mix of modern and medieval soundscapes
Sierra holds a B. Mus. in Vocal Performance and Religion and Society from Syracuse University, and is currently pursuing her M. Mus. in Vocal Performance at Temple University. She has performed professionally as a mezzo-soprano in recitals and operas with various companies along the east coast. She is also a staff singer and cantor at numerous churches throughout the area including the head church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.