I was born and raised around a university town, painting, studying, ever curious about the way culture, media, and art intersect. I had an athletc side, also. Got a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, but after injuring someone in a tournament, I kind of became allergic to violence and force. I was a natural painter and film maker, but music did not come pre installed in this package....I had an ear, but I had to work very hard from high school onward to understand structure and form. Some people who grew up with music can't even remember not playing... for me, every time I hit a chord on my piano it sounds like a miracle... I hope that translates when you hear my music.