About Me

Music Educator, Trumpeter & Singer (Bass-Baritone)

Hello! I’m a trumpet player and vocalist (bass-baritone) for weddings and special occasions. I have performed with the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble and the Des Moines Musicians’ Association, Local 75, American Federation of Musicians.

I have been a band director in the Waukee Community School District since 2001. I am currently the 8th grade band director at Prairieview School in Waukee, Iowa. I earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Drake University in 2001 and Master of Music degree from the American Band College in Ashland, Oregon in 2011.

My professional memberships include the Iowa Bandmasters Association, Jazz Educators of Iowa, Iowa Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. I am originally from the south-side of Des Moines where most of my extended family still resides. My wife, Patty, is a private math & science tutor and we enjoy living in the Waukee school district with our two children, a daughter and son at Waukee High School.