I love learning and education is very important to me. After graduating with a Bachelors in Music Education from Millikin University, I moved to Princeton, IL to teach middle school band, choir, and social studies (I also have my certification in social studies). After teaching for 5 years, I took a year off to pursue a Masters in Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London. I returned to Princeton for four more years before moving to Colorado. I initially came to Colorado to work on my PhD in Musicology from the University of Colorado Boulder (which I am still working on), but found that I missed teaching and so I am excited to join the Renaissance team in 2022. I specialize in music from around the world with my primary focus being traditional music from Japan.
I enjoy the outdoors; camping, hiking, biking, geocaching. When I'm not outside, trying to get my 1000 hours for the year, I'm usually playing a board game with friends and family. My wife is also a music teacher in the Denver area and we have a little baby boy.