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.