At the Age of 17 with the success of a local band called Valiant, Rock & Roll gave me a no turning back state of mind. The Love of such bands as Queensryche, Judas Priest, Guns N Roses about every hair band that has a power singer, feed all the inspiration to motivate me to write my own music. Being with Valiant for 5 yrs. was a good way for me to cut my teeth for what I knew I was destined to do, Find the sound that my Voice had that no one else did & mastering it. With a strong stage drive, my front man presence felt like it was exactly what I was meant to do. I experienced the country side of music in Nashville, playing at Opryland for a short time knowing my heart was in Rock I came back to Ohio & looked to front my own project. Finding & Playing with STRAIGHT UP I was giving the opportunity to play as direct support for such bands as Britny Fox, Blue Oyster Cult, Nazerth & David Allan Coe & winning a State wide battle of the bands with a company called Super Nova I've come to a Thershold that I can't ignore- I want to play my music for the world- Focused on a goal & determined to reach it --after doing some shows with a band called Friktion,and an Acoustic Rock Show with Curt Arden, I am now in a band called DIRTY SIDE DOWN (80's metal), but I still follow my heart in doing my song Writting & my Acoustic Music from Originals to covers ranging from Hank Williams jr., Journey , Bad Company, Zakk Whylde ect. and I have many more things in the works.