Born in St. Maarten and raised in the U. S. Virgin Islands, Delora started performing at a young age. Coming from a strong pedigree of singers in her family, it was clear music ran through her veins. This vocal powerhouse, started leading praise and worship in her church as a child which created a strong foundation that would progress with time. As Delora became older she excelled at the collegiate level as a member of a nationally recognized show choir. At the same time, Delora reverted to her gospel roots and shared her talent in churches while serving on praise teams. As a highly regarded vocal coach and studio background singer, Delora was called to the forefront as singer for the hip/hop group Number Seven. Her unique voice and memorable hooks, helped catapult the group to popularity both locally and nationally. After touring nationally and completing three critically acclaimed group albums, Delora knew it was time to work on her own project.
After two recordings that did not capture the essence of who she really was, Delora searched for a new producer who turned out to be heaven sent. Curt Ryle not only produced for Trisha Yearwood but also played on Taylor Swift’s first album. The sound Delora and Curt Ryle created together was a hit. Many complemented and took note of the eccentric and notable sound. Delora developed an eclectic sound infused with country, pop, reggae rock, hip hop and gospel. Delora has shared the stage with national recording artists Britt Nicole, Kierra Kiki Sheard, Vicki Winans, K-Drama, Jakalya Carr and Side Walk Prophets just to name few.
Since releasing her self-entitled EP, listeners heard authentic songs such as I’ m Still Breathing, Fear Not, Beautiful and Rose. In I’m Still Breathing, Delora expressed the hurt she felt after losing so-called friends to gossip and jealousy. Fear Not is a song she wrote to remind herself that FEAR is just False Evidence Appearing Real. Beautiful was a song she co-wrote to remind listeners to let faith take control. One of her heartfelt songs, Rose was written for all the girls who feel abused and alone. She is currently working on her full album to be release in 2014.
Delora is not only a singer but has been been a professor for almost a decade with published articles as a job and career advisor. Delora earned her B.A. in Communications and her M.A. in Corporate Communications with an emphasis in public relations and marketing. Delora has taught and continues to teach college level Business Communication courses along with other concentrations in the communication field. Her career has included work in social networking, event planning, entertainment consulting, career and financial advising and numerous workshops on goal setting and college preparation. Additionally, she has the honor of being a certified college military instructor and has taught classes for the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY. Delora has been published in National Academic Advising Association, Academic Advising Today, Dollar Stretcher, Clarksville Online, The Leaf Chronicle, The Non-Profit Press, BlackVibes, South Bend Tribune, Michiana Entertainer and featured in SheEO's Rock! Women in Business Series.
Another aspect to Delora’s mission is to assist and guide positive, inspirational and Christian music artists/acts. Delora was owner of Number Seven Management, which helped up and coming music artists, assisted non-profit organizations and churches with outreach events. Her first hand knowledge of the music industry and the educational understanding of business has earned her respect in the music industry and faith based ministries. Delora exudes a professional demeanor, with a character second to none and is always empathetic to the needs of others. Delora has worked with Radical Mission as an event coordinator/entertainer for Ride to End Hunger, Warm Souls Celebration, BACH Organizational Day, Hope Pregnancy Center, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Pray for Darfur, Heart Support.com, Community Partners in Clarksville, TN, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Wounded Warriors Transition Unit.