I was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, growing up with my mom, dad, and younger brother. My parents' dreams of me ever getting a real job were crushed when I began playing violin in 4th grade and fell deeply in love with music.
I attended undergraduate school at Loyola University Chicago, where I majored in music and studied composition with Gustavo Leone. I also minored in film. It was there that I developed a serious interest in film scoring.
I now work as music and sound director for Double Cluepon Studios, a freelance film composer, and a music theory, composition, violin and beginner piano teacher.