I was born and raised in Kansas City, and graduated from KCKCC with a degree in Audio Engineering. I have been playing music my entire life, both on my own and with Slow Motion Commotion, a folk-punk duo with my good friend Shane Deaver. I also have a forthcoming solo project to be released under the name of The Last Innkeeper.
I work full-time as an audiovisual technician for a nationwide event production company, which I have been furloughed from due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and hope to return to soon. I also host weekly karaoke on Friday nights at Westport Flea Market and on Monday nights at Red Room in Overland Park, and sing big band and jazz standards at assisted living facilities across Kansas and Missouri. I am also eager to return to these shows as soon as possible.
In my downtime, you can find me spending time with my wonderful partner, enjoying a drink at The Piano Room or Dodson’s Bar & Commons (my local haunts), or playing tabletop games with friends. I have two animal companions of my own: Trey, a black Labrador and master escape artist, and Clark, a cuddly grey cat I adopted from my sister when she moved to Arizona to volunteer with the American Conservation Experience. They are a pair of sweet, loving boys, and are only a massive headache some of the time!
I want to say a big thank you to all of my friends and family who have supported me through this difficult time – my mother Joanie; my aunts Sheree, Debbie, and Ruth; my partner Jillian; and so many others! In a situation like this, all we have is each other, and I have faith that we as a people can come together and weather this. As long as we leave 6 feet between us for now.