I got my start playing drums in my church as a young boy, when my Sunday school class was doing a special number and I decided to go sit at the drums, instead of singing. My Sunday school teacher, being just a great dude, decided not to try to get me to stop and instead came and showed me a basic beat. A love and never-ending journey on this instrument began that day. I was fortunate to be in a family where my dad sang Southern Gospel for a living, for a number of years, and I had the opportunity to play with some amazing musicians with his band at a young age, all the while also having my own hardcore band.
My formal studies started in my preteens and continued through to university. This took me all over North America, studying with amazing drummers. Playing with my own rock and worship bands took me on tours all over Canada, before I started doing session work. This took me to some potentially dark places and, instead of drifting down that path, it convicted me of the power of being a Christian in these environments and the opportunity I had to be a light to those I was playing with. After my wife and I had our son, Maddy, I started to feel the need for a deeper purpose for my playing. God continued to put me in all kinds of musical situations which eventually had me cross paths with The Color, in the summer of 2015. I officially joined the band in the Fall of that year, and couldn’t be happier playing the gospel behind my white DW’s.