Hometown: Robins, Iowa
Major: Bachelor of Music in Education (Instrumental); jazz studies
Hobbies: I enjoy going on bike rides, occasionally going fishing, & I'm always down to play a pick-up game of basketball
Career Goals: I would like to teach band at the high school level & eventually work up to teaching at a college or university. On the side, I would like to perform as frequently as possible.
Favorite Trumpet Players: Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, & Clark Terry
Favorite Trumpet Recordings: Arturo Sandoval playing Cherokee on his I Remember Clifford album
Favorite Food: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Favorite Book: I don't really read alot
Strangest Fact About Me: As small as they are, I am terrified of bees/wasps/hornets
Coolest/Oddest Musical Experience: My junior & senior years of high school I had the opportunity to direct a jazz band of 6th graders. In five rehearsals, they went from knowing nothing about jazz to playing a swing tune at their spring concert.