Theresa is a Seattle artist and Air Force veteran who created opportunities to mix art and profession. Filitaliana is a childhood nickname coined from her classmates combining her Filipino and Italian background. Theresa started playing piano at age 4 and always looked for opportunities to perform. For her first deployment, her sister inspired her to take on the ukulele. It was something she could pack with her on flights when they were transittng to and from a mission.
Theresa is an Operation Encore artist and is featured on their debut self-titled album. Theresa has also worked with other veteran artists to promote living their passion and values as they balance the demands of serving our country. Filitaliana is listed as Theresa Denofre on track 9, “Your Lullaby.”
Carry The Load West Coast Kick Off Performer 2018
In partnership with Carry The Load, Filitaliana represented Operation Encore for their Seattle rally kick off. The route started at Pike Place Market ending at Safeco Field where they were greeted with a musical performance.
Top 5 Finalist
Filitaliana was a Top 5 Finalist for We Are The Mighty’s Mission:Music, powered by USAA. The 2017 competition featured other amazing service men and women from around the country to help raise $10,000 for Guitars For Vets.
Voting is closed, but you can check out Filitaliana’s finalist feature here
As an Arizona native, Filitaliana was featured in AZ Insider. Check out Kathy Shayna’s article.
Military Women Project
Filitaliana was featured on Jennifer Mcyntire’s Military Women Project and later on FlyGirls.com. Jennifer is an army veteran and photographer.
Operation Encore Recording Artist
Prior to working with Operation Encore, Theresa solely performed locally and recorded covers. Through this veteran music non-profit, many doors have been opened to share her musical gifts while serving in several capacities.