Christine Ranf Sopko is a native Montanan raised in Helena. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance from The University of Montana, has studied with Fern Glass Boyd and Florence Reynolds, and has participated in master classes with Lazlo Varga, Marcy Rosen, Gabor Rejto and Gary Hoffman. As a soloist she has performed with the Billings Symphony and the University of Montana Chamber Orchestra. Christine is a founding member of the String Orchestra of the Rockies. She works for the U.S. Forest Service in the Regional Office in Missoula and can frequently be found hiking, biking, or watching baseball.