Born & raised in SoCal, he started playing professionally and teaching in 1999.
His interest in the Antelope Valley art & music scene led to his tenure as bassist in the legendary pop-punk collective Bubonic Nate & Dead Rats.
A classical guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and instructor at the Academy of Music Performance & Education (AMPED) in Lancaster, he has performed with the AV Chamber Orchestra, CSUDH Guitar Ensemble, and L.A. Guitar Quartet. Currently, he is happily writing original music with his two co-hosts Max & Jesse, and writing and performing with local country outfit, The Benny Thomas Band.