I am a trumpet player. I like words because they're beautiful, like sculptures. I'd rather look at one sturdy word than a whole dramatic narrative. As a dilettante, I'm interested in typography, midcentury modern furniture, installation art, trail running, practicing the sky-hook, athletes at peak performance, collecting vintage fabric art, varieties of garlic, the sauna, and 25¢ superball machines. As a professional I will play any music that can be performed on a trumpet. All types of music throughout history and culture interest me. As a craftsman I desire to learn them all, and as an artist I hope to make something worthy of representing this time and place.