I grew up in Grand Rapids and have lived here for most of my life. I am a print shop manager by day and a musician by night. I have been teaching private lessons for almost five years now, playing bass guitar in the pit for musicals, composing music for personal use and taking commissions for high school marching bands, as well as performing solo fingerstyle guitar or with one of my rock bands.

Outside of music, I tend to spend my time exploring new food, finding and learning how to make exceptional beer, and prepping for fantasy football (this is my year, I know it).

Yes, those are zebra spandex. Yes, I still own them. No, I don’t have them on right now… or do I?