I have served as principal double bass of the Federal Way Symphony Orchestra since 2013 (previously I had been a section player). I perform regularly as a substitute with Symphony Tacoma, and I held a one-year substitute section position during the 2016-17 season. During the 2015-16 season, I was acting assistant principal double bass with the Olympia Symphony, and I continue to play with them on occasion. I have also performed with Lyric Opera Northwest, Evergreen City Ballet, Tacoma Ballet, and the Yakima Symphony.
I was a section double bassist with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra from 2004-2011, and served as the musician's representative to the board for two years. During my time as representative, we developed and ratified major changes to the orchestra's policies and procedures document. I played in the double bass section of the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra from 2005-2007, and performed regularly with the Amarillo Symphony, Ballet Lubbock, the Big Spring Symphony, and was acting principal of the Roswell (NM) Symphony.
I taught private double bass lessons to several high-school aged students.
I studied double bass at Temple University with John Hood, a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra. After graduating, I earned a section double bass position with the Allentown Symphony, which I held from 1998-2004. I also performed with Bay-Atlantic (NJ) Symphony, Trenton (NJ) Symphony, Pennsylvania Sinfonia, Lancaster (PA) Symphony, Lancaster Opera Company, Lehigh University Symphony Orchestra, and The College of New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, where I was adjunct instructor of bass. I also played and taught double bass at the University of Pennsylvania.