Born in Fresno California raised and grew up in Sacramento area. Heard "Smoke on the Water" solo and that was it. I studied with various Guitar teachers Rock / Jazz / Classical / Blues ect... out growing every teacher. Jeff Jones Guitarist from St. Elmo's Fire / Vamp Le Stat snagged me out of High School and put me into my first Club Cover Band. I worked with members of Tesla. Cut my teeth playing every Club / Concert in that area. George Lynch Guitarist from Dokken / LynchMob we used to go to each others Shows / Concerts back at that time. Getting frustrated with Sacramento's : (no original music policy) I moved to the Bay Area and was immediately picked up by Testament but my heart was not into Speed / Trash Metal. I formed my own Band Projects (Melodic Hard Rock / Metal) and had gotten a very good response and was preforming with National Acts on a weekly basis. I did Modeling for an International Rock Clothing company clients include Kiss, Ozzy, Bon Jovi, Whitsnake, Twisted Sister ect.. I signed with an Independant Label after that. A few years later I hooked up with Legendary Guitarist Michael Schenker Drummer for a small stint with Atlantic Records. I was endorsed by Dean Markley. I write and produce my own music in my private Recording Studio in Santa Cruz, California. Currently I am Recording an Melodic Instrumental album CD.