A St. Louis native, I was raised in a family that has spent over 115 years working in Show Business. Growing up around and participating in many different aspects of the Entertainment Industry my whole life, I have worked for different Theatrical Stage Productions, Concert and Stage sound and lighting. I've done Front of House mixing, been a Grip for several major films, as well as a touring and studio musician. I have worked with legends of the industry and been very fortunate to have learned from some of the best.
As a professional songwriter living just outside Nashville, I've had cuts in Country, Christian and Pop and Rock music, as well as placements in both Film and Television. In 2003 I cowrote and produced a solo project called theTumbleweeds with legend Robert Tepper. We played all the instruments and did all the vocals. A great pleasure! I was a worship leader for 15 years and wrote over 250 songs during that time.
As a writer/columnist/poet/author I have written many articles, poems and right now I'm working on a trilogy.
As a former member of both the CMA and NSAI, I have been blessed to write and become friends with some of the greatest songwriters including: Allen Rich (Natalie Cole, James Ingram, Whitney Houston and NSYNC); the incredible Gary Nicholson; Def Jeff Fortson (2Pac Shakur & Snoop Dog); Randy Sharp; Maia Sharp (Dixie Chicks & Bonnie Raitt); Sherri Austin; Mark Slaughter (Slaughter); James House (Dwight Yoakam & Martina McBride); Johnny Christopher (3 #1's w/Elvis, Willie Nelson, Merl Haggard); Paul Williams (Barbara Streisand, Carpenters, Three Dog Night, etc.); Rick Palombi (Meatloaf, Laura Branigan, Madonna); Will Rambeaux (3 #1's w/Faith Hill & John Michael Montgomery); Tom Douglas; Michael Peterson; Narada Michael Walden (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Aretha Franklin); Al Kasha (Broadway & Film); Dave Berg (4 #1’s Country Music); Clint Lagerberg (#1 w/Rascal Flatts, Bucky Covington, Point Of Grace); Chris Rodriguez (Keith Urban, Amy Grant, Kenny Loggins); and many, many more...