I consider myself fortunate to have grown up in the rich musical heritage of southern Louisiana. I realized a deep love for music very early on and made a drum out of everything starting at age 3. My father was a musician and in one way or another music and musicians surrounded me thought my upbringing. I was immersed in jazz, likely due to the home I was raised in, but I wouldn't say I am a jazz musician. Truthfully most of it was over my head and being a product of the 80's- and 90's very much played into the musician I became. I love the song. I love the emotion of whatever I am involved in and for better or worse I love playing the drums. My first musical experiences musically were a mix of high school marching band, the onset of grunge, plenty of jazz in my home, and being flung into a 10-piece horn band at 16 years old. It was much like the beginnings of a good gumbo. I was able to take some lessons with some heavy weights in the area Roy Hebert, Herman Jackson of Southern University, and the New Orleans master Johhny Vidacovoch. I relocated to South Texas in my early twenties and began cutting my teeth 5 nights a week in local blues, rock, and pop bands. I have always been in situations with older more experienced players, and I credit much of my development to that. Over the past 25 years of my professional career, I have shared stages with some big names artists and traveled extensively thought the region and as far as Los Angeles. I have played in front of 150,000 people and I've also performed shows in an empty venue with the same level of enthusiasm. I found my love for "the song" and that carried my drumming into the studio. I have played on dozens of records and developed relationships with producers where I am considered their first call. I have developed a love for teaching and sharing my experiences with younger students and I maintain an active teaching roster. I have been lucky enough to secure endorsement relationships with wonderful companies like, Paiste, Aquarian, Joyful Noise, and Innovative Percussion, and Craviotto. These relationships afforded me the platform to conduct drum clinics. My heart for people and love for drumming and people also come together in perfect ratio in working at large congregation churches in south Texas. It is an honor. Playing drums has been my passion my entire life and I am fortunate to work on a professional level with other musicians, producers, and song writers. My hope is to continue to use my gifts a talent in whatever capacity to bring joy to and inspire others and most importantly bring glory to my savior Jesus Christ without whom nothing I have done would be possible. My commitment to being the best musician possible and to continue to pursue excellence while holding humility tightly in hand.