A West Coast native, I've lived in Alaska, Washington, Arizona, and many places in California. I've worked as a commercial fisherman, shipping and receiving clerk, security guard, electro-plater, welder, small engine mechanic, pipefitter, art instructor, safety coordinator, newsletter editor, English teacher, graphic artist, writer, photographer and journalist. I studied writing in college and try to use everything I've learned to create songs with characters, places, and the things that make life interesting. I perform regularly in Fresno and the Central Valley, most often with my band Boxcar Figaro. Sets feature original songs and unique versions of other folks tunes.
I like to think my songs are personal but accessible, sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, and hopefully built with catchy melodies that make them memorable. At least that's what I'm going for.