I was born in Sydney, Australia and lived there until the age of 5... at which time my family and I moved to America. We lived in a couple of different places (Georgia & Indiana) before finding a great small town called Homewood, a south suburb of [sweet home] Chicago.


I was born in Sydney, Australia and lived there until the age of 5... at which time my family and I moved to America. We lived in a couple of different places (Georgia & Indiana) before finding a great small town called Homewood, a south suburb of [sweet home] Chicago.

 
Even from an early age, I showed great enthusiasm for baseball. I was clearly destined to be in the major leagues; just look at my killer batting stance and intimidating game face...


Even from an early age, I showed great enthusiasm for baseball. I was clearly destined to be in the major leagues; just look at my killer batting stance and intimidating game face...

 
Alas, I also discovered music around this age and gave up baseball. My Grandmother wrote out the names of each key on little pieces of paper and taped them to the ivories for me... very helpful for my living room concerts!


Alas, I also discovered music around this age and gave up baseball. My Grandmother wrote out the names of each key on little pieces of paper and taped them to the ivories for me... very helpful for my living room concerts!

 
I was really drawn to singing, too. I took voice lessons and joined the school choir. I also eagerly learned to play multiple instruments, including piano, alto saxophone, and eventually... acoustic guitar. 


I was really drawn to singing, too. I took voice lessons and joined the school choir. I also eagerly learned to play multiple instruments, including piano, alto saxophone, and eventually... acoustic guitar. 

 
The guitar was a game-changer for me. I'd been begging my parents for over a year, and they obliged the Christmas after I turned 17. I immediately familiarized myself with most of Dave Matthews’ catalogue, forcing my friends & family to suffer through my terrible renditions of songs like “Tripping Billies.”


The guitar was a game-changer for me. I'd been begging my parents for over a year, and they obliged the Christmas after I turned 17. I immediately familiarized myself with most of Dave Matthews’ catalogue, forcing my friends & family to suffer through my terrible renditions of songs like “Tripping Billies.”

 
I wrote my first song 9 months later and discovered I was completely hooked on songwriting; I love telling stories and describing snapshots of life through music.


I wrote my first song 9 months later and discovered I was completely hooked on songwriting; I love telling stories and describing snapshots of life through music.

 
The time to choose my college, and major, came a short time later. I decided to attend Roosevelt University, Chicago. In addition to my newfound love for song-writing during high school, I had grown quite fond of acting, too... so I elected to earn my B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, making acting the focus of my studies and keeping music as a side passion.


The time to choose my college, and major, came a short time later. I decided to attend Roosevelt University, Chicago. In addition to my newfound love for song-writing during high school, I had grown quite fond of acting, too... so I elected to earn my B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, making acting the focus of my studies and keeping music as a side passion.

 
I played my first live gig during that first year of college and it truly changed the course of my life. To save time and money, I decided to stick with the acting major, but I knew that writing songs and performing live was what I wanted to do for a living after graduation. Performing live for an audience is pure bliss and I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be.


I played my first live gig during that first year of college and it truly changed the course of my life. To save time and money, I decided to stick with the acting major, but I knew that writing songs and performing live was what I wanted to do for a living after graduation. Performing live for an audience is pure bliss and I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be.

 
I’ve moved around a lot since college, playing music wherever I go, including a year in Australia and 9 months in Kansas after getting married to the most amazing woman I've ever met. My awesome wife and I moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and lived there for 7 years. We rescued a sweet puppy while we were living there and named her Maybel. She's awesome and an important part of our little family!  ;)


I’ve moved around a lot since college, playing music wherever I go, including a year in Australia and 9 months in Kansas after getting married to the most amazing woman I've ever met. My awesome wife and I moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and lived there for 7 years. We rescued a sweet puppy while we were living there and named her Maybel. She's awesome and an important part of our little family!  ;)

 
We recently had our first child! He's amazing and we are over the moon about him! Right around the time we got pregnant, we decided to move to Nashville, TN. We love it here and we're excited to be part of such a great music community. People are really nice and it's proving to be a great place to raise a family. So glad we made the move!


We recently had our first child! He's amazing and we are over the moon about him! Right around the time we got pregnant, we decided to move to Nashville, TN. We love it here and we're excited to be part of such a great music community. People are really nice and it's proving to be a great place to raise a family. So glad we made the move!