I grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and began my studies under the tutelage of North Carolina Symphony member Craig Brown when I was 13. I went on to attend Indiana University under the instruction of Professor Emeritus Lawrence Hurst and received my Bachelor's of Music in 2012 along with the prestigious Performers Certificate. Upon graduating from Indiana, I moved to Los Angeles to continue my graduate studies with Peter Lloyd at the Colburn Conservatory, where I received a Professional Studies Certificate.
Alongside my studies of the double bass, I've developed an artistic curiosity in photography, video production, and technological interests in order to more efficiently share art. Musicians must be well-rounded and knowledgeable in many fields to be marketable and relevant in classical music. I try to bring a new awareness and presence to classical music in the modern community it needs to reach to sustain the art form. In my free time, I like to enjoy the merits of living in Colorado, which include climbing, skiing, trail running, and backpacking.