Julia Maloof is a native of the Pioneer. She graduated from Belchertown High School and is an alumna of The University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in music education and saxophone performance. She has been tenor saxophonist in the Valley Winds for over three years. Currently, she is building building a music program for Kindergarten through Fifth graders in Springfield, Massachusetts. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and creating art.