I was raised in the pop-punk/hardcore-emo scene in Sacramento, CA. Starting drums late in life, I learned what a drummer was supposed to sound like after taking lessons from Mike Johnston. After realizing my passion for something greater, I moved to Los Angeles to attend Musicians Institute to take music more seriously. After graduating in 2007 I started touring and performing with singer-songwriters and pop acts. At the same time, I found a love for music production after working at the backline company Center Staging. Shortly after falling into the touring world as a backline tech, I put my drummer career on hold. Working for such artists as Usher (Aaron Spears), Jay Z (Eric Greene), American Idol Tour (Teddy Campbell and Gordon Campbell), Hanson (Zac Hanson), Demi Lovato (Mike Reid), and many more.
After years of filling up two passports and traveling to over 40 countries, I needed to give my drumming career a second chance. In 2014 I quit working for drummers and began drumming full time. The past few years have been amazing and kept me very busy. I've got to perform in front of countless huge audiences and on TV shows such as Ellen, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel, American Idol, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and many more. Drumming for such artists as Charlie Puth, Cher Lloyd, AJ McLean, Lesley Roy, Emblem 3, Siren XX, Bobi Andonov and now currently with Noah Cyrus and Kiiara.
In my downtime, I practice my craft, collect vintage & modern drums, and take lessons as much as possible. I feel there's always something to learn from the drumming community and to gain from others.