I started playing drums professionally in Central Pennsylvania in the 1970s with various rock cover bands, eventually including improvisational jazz. Feeling the pull of a larger city, I moved to Washington D.C. in 1981, formed a jazz ensemble called Step One, and played in many other bands in various genres. One of the more notable jazz-rock gigs of this era was with Miles Davis alumnus Cedric Lawson, a piano player. I eventually moved to Los Angles in 1985 and played with various original bands, including a jazz trio with guitarist David Boswell and bassist Dean Taba.
Feeling the inspiration to create my own music, I bought a keyboard and a hardware sequencer in the early 1990s and started writing, transitioning away from gigging as a drummer. Marriage, children, and work in the IT industry followed, along with a computer science degree, coaching youth sports, and home educating my kids, as I continued writing new music. Recently I started the process of recording and releasing material written over the years, as an indie artist in the Los Angeles area.