Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Afton moved to Southern California in 2006 to pursue a career in music. She spent her first five years in California as a production manager, audio technician, and later backing vocalist for the 80's band, Tears For Fears, both in LA and on tour around the world. While not on the road, she built (and still maintains) a healthy roster of private music students and sang with Pasadena Pro Musica for four seasons. Afton served as the general music teacher at Glendale Montessori Elementary School from 2012 to the school's closure in 2013. Later in 2013, under the pen-name Sangster, she released a five-song EP of original music titled “Human Becoming.” for which she played many live shows to support. The following year saw Afton performing primarily in jazz settings with her husband, jazz vibraphonist, Nick Mancini, at various venues and concert series in Southern California and Oklahoma. 2015 stretched Afton over various performance and teaching jobs. That summer, Afton sang lead vocals on a record of original chamber music by flutist and composer, Leah Paul, called "We Will Do The Worrying," which received positive reviews by the LA Times and WNYC. Also in 2015, she became an active member in the highly acclaimed Pasadena Master Chorale and has been honored to perform as a soloist in many of the concerts since. Later that year, she began her foray into the work as a professional Christmas Caroler, singing in quartets all around Southern California during the holiday season in full Dickensian costume. In the Fall semester of 2016, Afton became the vocal music specialist at Vista Del Mar School in Cheviot Hills, coaching the students for their holiday concert and productions. As of the fall of 2017, Afton became the new soprano section leader and soloist at the historic St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glendale, CA wherein she sings every Sunday and extensively so throughout the liturgical calendar. In 2017, she returned to school in pursuit of a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, for which she dedicates most of her time. In the Fall of 2018, Afton was hired by Pasadena Master Chorale to conduct over 200 Pasadena area students from 5 different middle schools for their annual PUSD Choral Festival hosted by PMC, where at also PMC and the PUSD high schools performed. In addition to her job at St. Mark's, Afton occasionally appears as a guest soloist and ringer for various churches and synagogues. She lives in Glendale with her husband Nick, and their three cats.