Born in Detroit and inspired by early rock legends, Justina grew up swooning along with her radio and playing guitar in friends basements, not realizing her natural talent which lead her to the stage. Her silky-smooth vocals gained strength at a young age in the Award Winning Chippewa Valley High School Choir, under the Instruction of Ellen Bowen. Then molded in time by many inspiring mentors who walked through the path of her life such as Maestro, Benny Caruso performing as, "Justina's Secret." Her 8 year partnership with Caruso lead to writing dozens of timeless songs. Justina's writing ability comes from her heart to the listeners, through the beautiful melodies and timeless stories into music.
In 2006 Justina bought her dream home in the Florida Keys, but due to the recession in 2008 she moved to Las Vegas for work. The big bright lights and energy of the city, as well as the fellowship of the local music scene lead her to meeting and working alongside Detroiter, Michael Wilde creating the guitar duo "Black and Wilde". Justina also performed with Pianist Daemon Basler in the top 40 band "MERLOT".
Back to the Florida Keys in 2011, she took a peaceful sabbatical writing music.
Life's twists and turns brought her full circle back to the Detroit area in the summer of 2015. Then in 2017 Hurricane Irma threatened her piece of paradise and the Holy Spirit of the universe brought her and her husband , "Captain Ken Black" back to Islamorada where Justina performs and writes sync music for film and TV.
Life is but a perfect Dream~~*