Andrew joined Doorway for the 2022 Christmas season. He graduated from VCU in 2022 with a B.S. in biochemistry; however, he spent most of his college days singing in church or performing with his a cappella group, The Ramifications. After a brief stint at Disney World, Andrew is back in town and ready to make some music with this talented group! In his spare time, you can find him curled up with a book or baking up a storm in the kitchen.
Westley Benson (Music Director)
Westley joined Doorway in 2017 just in time for the holidays! He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University and now keeps himself busy teaching private piano lessons. He is also a resident teaching artist with the Soundscapes program throughout the fall, and works as the Director of Music at Global Outreach Church in Virginia Beach.
Ernesto joined Doorway in spring of 2023. He grew up loving music but hadn’t discovered his vocal skills until after graduating high school in 2015. He began to privately develop his voice and even taught himself to play the drums. After moving to the Hampton Roads area in 2019, he took his first steps toward singing publicly by joining his church’s choir. Now he is excited to further his singing and performance skills with this group!
Peter was roped into Doorway in 2021 and is so glad to have been! Music and singing have been an essential part of Peter's life since he was a small child listening to Mozart on Baby Einstein. He loves to perform in community theatre productions around Hampton Roads. Peter is currently a graduate student working on his Master's in Computer Science at Old Dominion University.