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. My teaching career began in 2006, and I joined the faculty of the Kettering City Schools as a teacher at Fairmont and Kettering Middle School in 2014.
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 one of the directors of the Marching Firebirds. Outside of teaching, I compose and arrange music for several local marching bands, including the Marching Firebirds at Fairmont.