I am so excited to be a part of the Urbandale J-Hawk Band! My path to Urbandale has been long and varied. I have taught music at Muskingum College, Ohio University-Zanesville, Kent State, Hiram College, Cincinnati School for the Creative and Performing Arts, College of Mount St. Joseph, South-Western Community College, Central College and Woodward Academy.
I have also been active as a performer both in Ohio and Iowa. In Ohio, I was a member of Two Turntables and a Saxophone, Boom Boom Horshack, 4-Track All-Stars, Living Fountain Dance Company, Noel Quintana and the Latin Jazz Crew, and the South-Eastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra. In Iowa, I was a member of Freestyle, Corey Taylor’s JBKB, JaZz In A FuNkY PLaCe, Cleo’s Apartment, One Nite Stand, and Signal:Noise:Sound:System. I’m currently performing and recording with Courtney Krause, Scot Sutherland, and English.
I’ve had a lot of great teachers in my life. Most notably, Greg Banaszak (international soloist) and Bob Reynolds (John Mayer, Snarky Puppy).
I look forward to sharing all of my musical experiences with the students of Urbandale Community Schools.