When I was 12 years old, a friend asked if anyone knew how to put together a drum set. Without even thinking, I said "I do." I went to his house later that day and constructed the pieces as best I could figure-out “ I'm pretty sure now that the floor tom was upside-down. Surprisingly, I was able to play a 1-2 beat fairly easily. And I was hooked. I sold my saxophone for my first drum kit, and yes, my first pair of Vic Firth sticks “ the Dave Weckl signatures.
I've played in many bands since then. Each adding numerous elements to my style and collective musical conscious. Illinois was my first band tour experience, except I was playing guitar(which is a whole other story). My next step was playing drums for Valencia. And now, Panic! At The Disco. And I couldn't feel more at home and complete than I do with such an extremely kind, talented, and passionate team. I still learn something new every single day, and that is where I thrive.