I love the drums. This instrument has given me an identity and purpose. Regardless of what I’m doing, I will always play the drums because they continually inspire me and give my life breath. I have been playing for over 25 years in every musical facet that I can. I started and grew
up playing jazz and later found a life touring playing reggae, ska, metal, hip hop and punk rock while I simultaneously worked arranging and writing marching percussion for San Jose State’s Spartan Marching Band’s drumline. I got my first break into the music industry in 2001 when I joined a rap metal band called INSOLENCE who had a major label record deal with Maverick Records. I recorded and toured with them through 3 records on various major and indie labels as well as starting various other projects in San Jose. One of which was a two drummer project that I had the pleasure of traveling and doing clinics with for SABIAN Cymbals.
In 2013 I relocated to San Diego and that’s when I started playing and recording with Polyvinyl Artist JEFF ROSENSTOCK. As well as his records, I also recorded with him producing other bands such as THE BRUCE LEE BAND and DAN ANDRIANO (from Alkaline Trio). In between I was also fortunate enough to be able to tour subbing in ANTARTIGO VESPUCCI and THE STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO. I
currently endorse SABIAN CYMBALS, INNOVATIVE PERCUSSION STICKS, DREAM EARZ in ear monitors and AQUARIAN DRUMHEADS and I'm so proud to now be a part of the SONOR DRUM family!!!