My life as a musician started at age 14 when I got my first bass guitar. The next decade or so was spent playing, recording, and touring in indie-rock bands such as Pinback, Thingy and Physics.


At 28 I returned to school and earned a Bachelor of Music (summa cum laude) in composition & guitar from Portland State, where I studied under Bryan Johanson, David Franzen and Jesse McCann. I held 1st chair in PSU’s guitar orchestra and was selected as the solo accompanist to renowned guitarist, William Kanengiser during the Portland performance of his signature piece, “Concerto de Los Angeles”.


My time is currently split between the various pursuits outlined on this website, as well as running a teaching studio in SE Portland, working as a session musician, and playing in my two bands,  Sea Caves and Hans & the Wanted.