Master Sgt. Nalani Quintello is a vocalist and marketing manager with Max Impact, The United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. She is originally from Orange Park, Florida. Her Air Force career began in January 2015.
Prior to joining the Air Force, Quintello was a contestant on the popular television show, "American Idol," and was sure to advance to the Top 48 in Hollywood. Before completing the competition, she withdrew from the show to serve in the Air Force.
Upon graduation from high school, Quintello earned an associate degree in music from the Community College of the Air Force, and completed her bachelor's in music business at Berklee College of Music.
Quintello has been a featured vocalist for various major sporting events such as MLB, MLS, The NFL, and NASCAR. During her Air Force career she has performed in several broadcasted events, including Hallmark’s 4th of July at the White House presentation and America’s Veterans: A Musical Tribute on PBS. Additionally, Quintello co-wrote Max Impact's original song "American Airman," which was awarded first place in the United States Air Force media competition in the Outstanding Popular Song category and was viewed online by millions world-wide.
In 2016, Quintello deployed with Max Impact as part of Operation Inherent Resolve and Resolute Support.