Born and raised in Batavia, NY, half way between Buffalo and Rochester, NY.
At age eight I was the first third grader to be allowed in the Batavia, N.Y. Elementary School Band. After five years of formal drum lessons, I had advanced beyond all my teacher’s abilities. In high school I was a National Honor Society student excelling not only in music but math and science as well.
Pursuing a life long love of Astronomy, I went to college in 1978 to study the cosmos. After two years I was offered a job as drummer for the western New York band Law Street, which I couldn’t resist. My talent and creativity with music then began to blossom.
In 1981 I returned to college at SUNY at Stony Brook and then University of Buffalo as a philosophy major. While in college I played with many local country, jazz, pop/rock and blues bands in the Buffalo – Rochester, N.Y. area. I also did recording sessions for many local artists.
In 1990 I moved to Nashville, TN and began working for Vanderbilt University, as well as continuing to work as a free lance drummer/percussionist with the American Federation of Musicians Union local #257.
In my spare time, I enjoy working in my vegetable garden, landscaping and also recording and mixing music in my home studio.
I love to get out and hike and explore our National and State Parks and any other scenic and peaceful places on this planet.