Lani Hendricks-Poynter was born in Michigan to a musical family. She started playing cornet in the 4th grade, and switched to French horn in the 8th grade. She held 1st chair in her school’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble throughout high school, and was selected to play in the Michigan Honors Band in her senior year.
Lani has played in various orchestras and dinner theatres in Michigan and Florida as well as the praise band at her church. She and her husband split their time between Florida and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where they own and operate the Delaware Copper Mine Tours. They share their homes with two dogs and a pet skunk.