I am a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where I earned a Bachelor of Music Education as well as an M.M. in Music. In addition I have also studied at the Universität Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria) and Universität Salzburg (Austria), and completed early studies under scholarship with the Assistant Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra. I am currently a member of the Lima Symphony Orchestra, and also played for several years with the Corpus Christi Symphony and Laredo Philharmonic. I also was a recording contractor and violinist for the Hacienda Recording Studio for many years.