At the age of 15 Dino joined his musical mentor and older brothers regional touring act replacing James Benson of The band Core. Being 8 years younger then any other member had it's challenges such as sitting on the curb until shows commenced at such land mark venues as the Roxy, the Mint, Doug Weston's Troubadour, Club 365 and the now defunct Timbers club as well as the drive to better his playing with much older musicians. "My brother taught me everything I use musically to this day" according to a TWit Podcast with Leo Laporte.
By the late 80's Dino was a member of Showdown opening for such acts as Alcatraz, Badlands and Armored Saint in theaters such as the Wiltern Theater, the Pomona Vally auditorium and the Wall Street (The El Ray Theater). The 90's saw Dino as an active member of both Lost Angeles and Dog Logic as well as a budding audio engineer working as an intern at Hit Man Studios and Foothill studios in Glendora CA.
In 2000 Dino turned his focus to song writing musically heading toward a direction of Americana and World roots music while building Sampletronic Sound Works in the back of his business in West Covina California. Mid decade Dino relocated to the Pacific North West settling in Lane county Oregon where his mothers side of his family has resided for over 100 years. "Oregon is the most inspiring soothing place I've ever lived, I love it here."
Dino has further expanded his career as a fledgling writer for ARS Technicia magazine, The Audio Engineering Society of America's Journal and is a long time contributor and Administrator of protoolsusers.com. He continues to author music for such companies as Tech Talk radio and TWiT TV. He serves at the board of directors pleasure for Lane Counties Blues in the Schools program as well as technical information systems advisor for the Rainy Day Blues society. Dino also plays in Portland's Progressive Rock band Haiku Showdown with longtime friend Rick Abigail and Tawny Reese.