Like many of his peers, his experience begins with high school performing arts, Ultimately studying music at the University of Iowa, he currently teaches, judges, consults, designs and clinics with schools nationwide. He greatly values his experience and opportunities to judge for Winter Guard International since 2000. This year, he is serving as Judge Liaison for Midwest Color Guard Circuit, but also spends time working with Bands of America and Drum Corps International. He is fortunate to have additional experience judging internationally, evaluating performances from Drum Corps Europe, Drum Corps Japan, and Drum Corps, Winter Guard of Thailand.
Currently based in Las Vegas Nevada, he teaches junior high school language arts, and serves as a coach for the school's Forensics / Speech & Debate team. He has also served on an Educational Cadre with UNLV, coordinated projects with Community Partnership program and earned a writing fellowship with the National Writing Project as a participant in Southern Nevada's Writing Project. Moreover, he excitedly continues to seek out new ways of connecting educational programs with fine arts.