I graduated from Blanchard High School with Honors in 1993. I attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma, from 1993 - 1999 and received a Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental/General) Degree with Orff Level One Certification. I taught one semester in Booker, Texas as K-12 Elementary Music/Band Director (Fall, 1999), then after a break, taught one year at Preston School in Preston, Oklahoma (2000-2001). I taught Pre-K through 5th grade elementary music for 12 years at Greenvale Elementary in the Western Heights Public Schools in Oklahoma City (Fall 2001- Spring 2013) where I was also the Site Tech, Boxtop Coordinator, Zoo Grant coordinator and a member of the several committees before coming to Sky Ranch in 2013-2014.
My principal instrument is the bass trombone, though I also play guitar, clarinet, marimba, horn, trumpet, tuba and several other instruments. I stuided at SWOSU under Dr. Robert Chambers, Dr. Robert Belser, Dr. David Bessinger, Mr. Jay P. Schale, Mrs. Paula Price, Dr. Terry Segress, Mr. Jimmy Leach, Mrs. Marilyn Witcher, Dr. Alan L. Spurgeon, Mr. Skip Klingman, Mr. Roddy Hull, Mrs. Marti Bessinger, Dr. Scott Robbins, among others. I am a Life Member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Past President of the CNafME chapter at SWOSU.