Founder of the Prairie Brass Band and co- founder of the Chicago Brass Band. Masters of Music from Western Michigan University, majoring in theory and composition. Major instruments are trombone, bass trombone, tuba, Eb tenor horn. Member of the Chicago Brass Band, Sound Hounds, Dixie Dogs, Trombonaires. Forming a new Trad Jazz Band on the north side of Chicago, in the style of Tuba Skinny and the Shotgun Jazz Band.