I am a native of Montrose, PA. I grew up in a loving family that owned a grocery business where I spent thousands of hours as a bag-boy, cashier, stock-boy, broom and mop expert, deli counter meat slicer and sandwich maker extraordinaire, butcher of fine meat cuts and produce manager. As a grandson of dairy farmers I also spent many mornings and evenings in the barn doing chores before and after school when not at the store or involved in playing baseball, football, ice hockey or music lessons. My hometown church, First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, was full of life, love, music and Christ. That nurturing church is when and where Christ came into my heart. From an early age I knew that I had a gift for music and in the church is where I got my start. God had me right where He wanted me and continues to mold me into who I am.
I have a BA in Music Education from Mansfield University (PA) and a Master of Music in Opera Performance degree from Binghamton University (NY). I was an elementary school music teacher for 3 and ½ years before training to be an opera singer from 1996 – 2000. While in grad school and beyond I was the Director of Music at 2 churches, which is when God married music and Christ's spirit in my heart. I then graduated from the Tri-Cities Opera Resident Artist Training Program (Binghamton, NY) and pursued a career on the stage. I have sung all over the U.S. and in Japan for the past 13 years. I have also conducted dozens of musical theater works and operas as well as stage directing several operas. I had a great career in opera and the classical world but have always felt God leading me back to music ministry. Through God's plan for me over the years I realize that He has given me all the tools necessary to fill both the music worship and children's Christian education here at Little Falls. I am finally at a place in life where all the pieces of life's puzzle seem to fit perfectly and I LOVE it! I continue to write sacred choral music as well as contemporary Christian music with my band 'Mighty Mighty Truth.' I strive daily to grow in Christ, want to share the awesomeness of Christ through music to all who will hear and convey the love of Christ to the children that I am so fortunate to lead.