It has been my pleasure to spend the last 13 years as the Director of Instrumental Music at West Ranch High School. Now in my 16th year of teaching overall, I currently direct the West Ranch Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Orchestra and the three-time SCSBOA Champion Wildcat Marching Band. Prior to starting the band and orchestra program at West Ranch, I served as the Director of Bands at Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, California, being recognized as their Teacher of the Year in 2004. A 2002 graduate of the University of Oregon (GO DUCKS!!!), I possess a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership. I am currently the Vice-President of Festivals for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association and am also a member of CBDA and CODA. Over the past 13 years, the West Ranch instrumental music program annually hosts an SCSBOA Field Show Tournament, Solo and Ensemble Festival, and Band and Orchestra Festival. As a music educator, I strive to provide all students with a well-rounded musical experience and hope all students will become life-long lovers of music.
I have been married to my wife Anna for the past 13 years. Together we have three amazing boys that are 10, 7, and 4. As a family we love the Oregon Ducks, LA Dodgers, going to Disneyland, and traveling the world!