Undergraduate studies at Berklee College of Music and the University of Texas. B.M. in jazz performance from University of North Texas; M.M.E. in jazz education from UNT; M.B.A from University of Texas, Austin. Major guitar teachers include: Jack Petersen, John Abercrombie, John X. Reed, Larry Coryell, Mick Goodrick, and Pat Martino. Recipient of jazz study fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Performing experience includes gigs with Bob Berg, Wallace Roney, Ralph Moore, Tiger Okoshi, and others. Toured and recorded with Chico Hamilton. Former faculty positions at Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, Eastfield and Cedar Valley Colleges in Dallas, TX and Concordia University Texas in Austin, TX.