I grew up in a small farming town in rural Alberta, Canada, after which I spent much of my formative years in Dublin, Ohio right outside of Columbus.  I've now been happy to call Winston-Salem my home since the late-nineties. Shortly after moving south, I attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where I received a Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance under the instruction of James Miller of the LA Philharmonic. I continued on to a earn a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance also under James Miller, and have remained an active player in the area ever since. During the day, I am the VP of Development/UX for a technology company.  

My orchestral experience includes the North Carolina Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, the New World Symphony, Opera Carolina, the Winston-Salem Symphony, and the Greensboro Symphony. I have also performed with the Carolina Brass, the Carolina Philharmonic Brass Quintet, the North Carolina Chamber Brass, the Giannini Brass Quintet, and the da Capo Brass Quintet. My jazz background includes the Charlotte Jazz Orchestra, Orquesta International La Clave, Tropic Orquestra, and the Piedmont Jazz Collective.

I currently serve as Principal Trombone of the Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Carolina Brass Band, and the Piedmont Wind Symphony; lead trombone in the Camel City Jazz Orchestra; and I am a founding member of the Ardmore Brass Quintet.