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. 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. I received the Indiana University Performer’s Certificate in November 2012 of which only twelve double bassists have received since 1948. In 2009 and 2011, I was runner-up for these Indiana University Concerto Competitions.
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 his free time, to enjoy the merits of living in Colorado, which include climbing, skiing, trail running, and backpacking.