I grew up in New Brighton Minnesota and graduated from Mounds View High School.  I attended the University of St. Thomas and graduated with a degree in Instrumental Music Education.  I have taught instrumental music at all levels around the metro area for the past 11 years.  I am an active performer with the Grand Symphonic Winds out of St. Paul.  My principal instrument is the saxophone and percussion. I enjoy golfing, camping, and hiking with my wife Erin.