I grew up in Kettering and am a graduate of the Kettering City Schools. Most of my family lived in Kettering for many years, and my mother is a graduate of Fairmont East. As a student here, I attended John F. Kennedy, Kettering Middle School, and Fairmont. I then graduated from Miami University with a degree in Music Education. The 2018-2019 school will be my thirteenth year of teaching, and my fifth in Kettering.
At Kettering Middle School, I direct the 8th grade band, and teach 6th and 7th grade brass and percussion classes. At Fairmont, I direct concert bands and am also a band director and music arranger for the Marching Firebirds.
In addition to teaching, I compose educational music for middle and high school bands. My publications are available through RWS Music, a division of CL Barnhouse Publishing.