I grew up hearing my dad's classic rock blaring over his huge stereo system since before I could even remember so music was always a part of my life. When I was 6 years old I got the drumming bug. After watching ACDC's Back in Black video on VH1 I just had to play drums, there was no other way. I then went outside, found 2 sticks and started hitting everything I could until my parents finally broke down and got me my first drum set. It wasn't the best, but I was in love. I picked up the sticks and never put them down.
For the next 10 years until I graduated high school I played in every band in my home town and was in every talent show and battle of the bands. It’s all I ever did. When I graduated high school in 2005 I went on to Western Carolina University in North Carolina and studied concert percussion and audio engineering. I graduated college in 2011 with a master’s degree in music and audio engineering. Next I found myself in Charleston SC interning at NEEDTOBREATHE's recording studio doing all the grunt work and occasionally helping play drums on demos. After a series of personal, band, and random circumstances, I was asked to join the band before their 2012 fall tour and I instantly found myself on stage every night in front of thousands of people. At the moment I am just having a blast and loving what I do. The rest is still to come.