I am originally from Santa Cruz, Ca where my three brothers and I were raised by our mother. While growing up in Santa Cruz, I excelled as a student athlete and enjoyed anything that was outdoors.
I curently live in sunny San Diego with my beautiful wife and our amazing son Jameson. In my spare time I enjoy running, water activities, gardening, photography and mechanical watches.
I have been employeed in the restaurant industry since I held my first job at 15 bussing tables in Santa Cruz. Currently, I manage a waterfront restaurant in San Diego in addition to freelance web development.
I graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1997. After finishing high school, I continued my basketball career at Diablo Valley College but soon realized my heart was in music.
Continuing onto Cabrillo College, I furthered my studies in music with professor Ray Brown and prepared to transfer to University of California, San Diego. While at UCSD, I was fortunate enough to study with Anthony Davis, Kamau Kenyatta and Jason Robinson. Graduating in 2004 with a BA in Music - Jazz Studies, I continued my education in 2007 and obtained my Specialized Certificate in Web Publishing from UCSD Extension in 2008.
In addition, I continue to participate in design and web develpment studies at San Diego Community College's Continuing Education Center. Paul Richards is an amazing Adobe inspired instuctor and the exceptionally high quality of these classes keeps me current on industry trends.