I began in Santa Barbara, California
in the eighties with a beach life
and musician weirdo parents who believed some weird stuff.
I ended up in Tucson, AZ throughout high school.
Jared Lee Loughner, who killed a Congresswoman with five others,
who injured 16 others in rapid fire, attended my high school.
Not at the same time.
To avoid thinking about my dismal social existence, I learned electric guitar.
This place made me stupid temporarily, so I moved back to California.
I found work at my parents’ former office as an Investigator of insurance claims.
I lived with a friend for a while.
I dated a photographer, we broke up.
I couldn’t afford to live there, so I moved to LA.
I studied audio engineering at Sound Master Audio/Visual Institute, now Pinnacle College.
Dean of Instruction was Brian Ingoldsby, Engineer for Frank Zappa’s “Hot Rats” album
and many other great records.
That was a pretty good experience, but it wasn’t enough.
There was a coffee shop I would come to manage and book music shows called The Liquid Cube.
It closed down.
Thats about when I decided to move to Portland.
I had no idea what I was getting into and didn’t have any friends up here.
Why that happened defies any logic. But what has happened since is tremendous.
One thing was joining KBOO Community Radio,
taking on a show and developing my engineering skills.
Another thing has been a non-profit production company called InterArts.
So many things I have been:
An audio engineer
A college student
And after dabbling in all of these things, I feel like my focus is beginning to set on.
I am a Producer and Performer.