My mom bought me my first acoustic guitar as the age of 14. I started out on hers, but was way too aggressive and ended up beating it up in such a way that it was unplayable. She took mercy upon me and took me to the Grafton guitar shop. I ended up with an Ibanez acoustic, and shortly after that a black Hondo electric. I started vocalizing at the town Christmas program at the ripe age of six. Traumatizing, but I had to start somewhere!
My favorite student experiences are when they see me outside the studio and we start talking about guitar and singing! Right in the middle of a busy restaurant, or in the coffee line at Starbucks. I love it!
I’ve lived in Grand Forks, ND off and on for 30 years now, and I’m happily married with four children and a cat named Kiwi. I enjoy writing lyrics and song, and to share as much time as I can with my wife and kids.