I've been performing and teaching for thirty years on a total of six instruments: keyboard, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, and fiddle.  My styles include classical, pop, new age, bluegrass, flamenco, bossa nova, and celtic.  Over the years I have worked with artists like Edgar Cruz, Grammy nominee Martha Munizzi and Grammy winner Bruce Carroll and performed for coffee houses, restaurants, churches, hotels, civic centers, performance halls, weddings, private parties, corporate functions, and outdoor festivals.  

Raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, I was exposed to a variety of musical styles from the age of eight when I began four years of classical piano lessons while also singing traditional sacred music in the junior choir of the Baptist church, and listening to the pop music my sister played from her voluminous record collection.  At age fourteen I began playing the guitar where my interest in pop music artists like Jim Croce, James Taylor, and Gordon Lightfoot led me to develop my fingerstyle technique.  When I was seventeen I began playing the banjo and developed an appreciation for folk music and bluegrass by listening to Arlo Guthrie, Flatt & Scruggs, Eric Weisberg, and Roy Clark.  At eighteen I began studying classical guitar at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.  In my twenties my love for folk and bluegrass led me to learn the mandolin, bass, and fiddle as well.  Later I became interested in new age artists like William Ackerman, Alex De Grassi, and Michael Hedges while also discovering jazz artists Jean-Luc Ponty, Stephane Grappelli, and Martin Taylor.  In more recent years I have returned to my classical roots on guitar while adding several bossa nova and flamenco pieces into my repertoire after listening to artists such as Tom Jobim,  Juan Martin and Paco de Lucia.      

After living in Nashville for a couple of years I vowed to remain independent with my future musical endeavors.  I studied computer science and began working in IT while working in digital media, teaching, and playing music on the side.