In my early teens I became enthralled with music. Beginning at age 11 and continuing with music through gradeschool, I was very fortunate in high school to further my studies with professional musicians in the midwest and also west coast. My mentors have included folks such as Jeff Hamilton, Kevin Kanner, John Von Ohlen, Roy McCurdy and Greg Hutchinson. I spent many years playing music with so many in Los Angeles while living there in my twenties. I look forward to doing much more with music as a positive and truthful communication in tough circumstances such as we find ourselves in today.