Born in Eitel Hospital - Mpls, Minnesota. Studied violin at five years old. Next came the piano on and off for 2-3 years. Broke a Ukelele and two acoustic guitars until the Fender Mustang finally stuck in the 8th grade.
This followed by years and years of bands and solo gigs and open mic nights and plenty of campfires at festivals and dead tour.
Moved to Seattle in early 1990's was recruited by Sky Sunlight Saxon to play lead guitar in Wolf Moon. Co-headlined with Big Brother & the Holding Company and opened for national acts.