Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Studied classical violin as a child, but was drawn to business.
Got a stock brokers license right out of high school and realized it wasn't what I wanted to do.
Majored in marketing and sociology because I wanted to be creative and learn about human behavior.
Dropped out of college to move to California and pursue a career in music.
Worked for a music store in Colorado where I learned about the music industry leading to a job in CA.
After ten years, co-founded the company Budda Amplification.
Sold the company in 2008 and recorded my "Heads or Tales" album.
Licensed my first song for an advertisement in 2012.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Valparaiso High
Associate's Degree
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

Career

Musician / Singer-Songwriter / Activist

I am a former entrepreneur returning to my passion of making music.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Music
Philosophy & Religion
Being Creative

Day to Day

My workday as a musician consists of practicing my instrument, developing my voice, writing new songs and rehearsing them to create a high energy live show that people will enjoy and connect with.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

You have to be honest to your true calling and focus on your drive and craft and learn about the field you are interested in. Talk to others who are in your field of interest and find a mentor who can motivate you to reach your goals.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should become a pharmacist and take over the family business."

Challenges I Overcame

Gangs / Violence
Loss of Parent
Drugs / Addiction

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student