Born in Michigan, I got an early start taking guitar lessons as a young child. Afforded opportunities by local musicians, I began performing on guitar and electric bass with musical productions while in high school and ended up in Columbus, Ohio to study guitar at Capital University's Conservatory of Music.

I have played professionally with organizations such as ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Broadway Across America Columbus Series and the Mansfield Symphony.

 I have shared the stage with Earl Klugh, Byron Stripling, "Blue" Lou Marini, Lew Soloff, Kate Baldwin, Christian Howes and Copeland Davis and have played with a number of notable Central Ohio musicians such as Dave Powers, Bobby Floyd, Arnett Howard, and Vaughn Wiester. I was a founding member of the former cover band Charlie Buckett and previously served as the guitarist for Anna and the Consequences.

Since 2003, I have been teaching private and group lessons in Central Ohio, including teaching on faculty at Capital University's Conservatory of Music 2010-2012 and formulating and teaching workshops for the Columbus Jazz Arts Group.

As a regular instructor for JamPlay.com, my filmed lessons on metal songs and techniques, jazz improvisation and basic to advanced theory are popular with members, in addition to my weekly live chats on a broad range of subjects.

You can catch me regularly in and around Columbus at bars and special events with Dr. Awkward, Dirty Money, Dave Powers, Liz WoolleyBluewater Kings BandFLIPPO, and TOMB, as well as subbing for various bands and playing solo guitar for private events.