I was born in 1964 in Las Vegas. I was a featured soloist for the Nevada Classical Guitar Society. I played in many restuarants and weddings. I majored in music at Northern Arizona University. I studied music composition with Bruce Reiprich and Kenneth Rummery. I directed NAU preparatory school's jazz combos I and II and played bass in their big band. I also played in NAU's steel drum ensemble under Steve Hemphill, president of the Arizona Chapter of the percussive arts society. I have traveled to Miami and heard the Miami Cuban sound. I have heard; the blues played proper in New Orleans, Mariachi music in Puerto Penasco, Mexico, the traditional music in Korea and went to a traditional Piphat Mon performance at a temple in Hua Hin, Thailand. I have read many books on aesthetics, music composition, and ethnomusicology especially gamelan transcriptions and East Indian musical practices. I'm interested in world music.