I grew up in Meridian, Idaho. I grew a love of music from my mom and my middle school mentor, Mr. Ed Beisly (a local legend in the band program there). I started writing my first pieces when I was in the 7th grade and continued through high school. 2003 featured my first premiere, “Fanfare for the Man and His Fast Car” by my high school band. I served 4 years with the US Marine Corps, playing in the band at Parris Island, SC. I am currently an active member of the 25th Army Band based in Boise, ID. I have debut many works with the NNU Concert Band and the 25th Army Band.