I was born and raised in the greater Seattle area, where I attended Mountlake Terrace High School under the tutelage of director Darin Faul. While in Seattle I studied with local luminaries Mark Taylor, Jay Thomas, Steve Treseler, Dawn Clement, and other killer musicians.
While attending Mountlake Terrace High School I was awarded several local and national awards for musical performance including:
I attended college at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO, pursuing a Bachelors of Music with an emphasis in Jazz Studies and Saxophone. At UNC I studied with Dr. Andrew Dahlke, Jim White, Dana Landry, Erik Applegate, and Steve Kovalcheck.
While attending UNC I was awarded several commendations from Downbeat Magazine including:
While cultivating my artistry as a musician at UNC I discovered an alternative passion revolving around visual and web design, and the digital arts in general. I have since explored a variety of digital mediums including graphic design, motion design, video editing, audio production, web design and development, and the collaborative methods between those disciplines.
I'm currently working on a variety of projects across many different diciplines including leading web projects for New Engen, cultivating numerous musical projects, building out Hype Creative Studios, teaching a select studio of young musicians, and occasionally sleeping.
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