I grew up in Mississauga. I first picked up a guitar in 1996 and haven't put it down since. While I was originally self taught, I have since studied music through The National Guitar Workshop and earned a college diploma from Metal Works Institute of Sound and Music Production. I've learned a lot from playing music in bands, playing gigs all around Mississauga and Toronto, as well as self producing many of my own albums. I began teaching guitar lessons in 2003 through the Mississauga Academy of Music, with whom I still maintain a good relationship and work for part time to this day.