I am a St. Louis based musician who plays with several local and touring bands, including StikYard, Sean Coray and Leland’s Road. I love collaborating with other musicians as a sideman and session player, helping make their musical visions become reality. I've had the opportunity to play at many well respected venues, including Blueberry Hill, Edward Jones Dome and Grand Ole Opry. Playing with these bands has given me the rare opportunity to play with notable musicians such as Charlie Daniels, Scotty McCreery, Martina McBride, Bo Bice, Michael W. Smith and The Black Keys.
My passion for teaching and inspiring young drummers has led me to a new career in education. I am the Director of Percussion for the Kirkwood School District and teach percussion at St. Charles West High School as well as Lewis & Clark Fife and Drum Corps. I am also a member the Vic Firth Education Team. I have also recently opened a private studio where I currently teach drum lessons.
Steve Gadd, Steve Jordan and Matt Chamberlain are among my biggest inspirations. Russ Lawton and Miles Vandiver have helped me make these dreams come to life, thank you both so much for the wisdom and motivation.