Sofie Michalicek is a part-time Educational Representative in her first year on the "Road" with 6 years experience in the retail side at West Music in Cedar Falls. She is a graduate of the West Music Road Mentorship Program led by Road Sales Director Rod Pierson. As the daughter of a band director, Sofie is a life-long musician with a great passion for learning and advocacy. Her main instrumental focus in school was trumpet and F horn and played with the University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band and Iowa Pep Band. While still playing brass occasionally, she has expanded her repertoire to include handbell ringing and ukulele.