My interest in music overwhelmed me from early childhood. In college I majored
in Music Performance. My college credentials opened up many teaching opportunities. I logged classroom instructor
experience by conducting musical clinics and master classes at the University of Wisconsin, S.W. Missouri State, Iowa State
University and Michigan State University.
I have always loved performance and while still in Junior College, I played my first Los
Angeles studio recording session for Hanna-Barbara Studios. By the time I had graduated, my performance career was launched.
As a studio musician I was a good fit for television and movie recording session. I am on the soundtrack for 147
motion pictures, 1200 cartoon episodes and several television shows and record albums.
I am fortunate to have played with high-caliber bandleaders such as Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson,
Don Ellis and the Stan Kenton Neophonic Orchestra. In addition, for several years I toured as the musical director
for Holiday on Ice.
Currently, I perform with, or am an alternate musician for Fair Haven Ministries
"Horns of Power", Bella Vista Church, The Grand Rapids Symphonic Band and The River Rogues Jazz Band.
I play Trombone and Tuba
"A Sentimental Journey".