I come from Arlington, TX, where I was born into a family of music enthusiasts. My dad had been drumming in bands since the ’60s and my older brother was a guitar player. There was a clear place carved out for me in this outfit as a bass player. Additionally, I briefly took piano lessons and did percussion throughout high school to round out my musical perspectives.
When I moved to Denton to attend the University of North Texas, I jumped around from major to major looking for a course of study that suited me. During that time, I never seemed to be able to abandon my passion for music.
I had the opportunity to integrate myself into the local Denton music scene and be a part of a few bands. An offer to play music at FUMC Denton introduced me to The United Methodist Church four years ago, and I now gladly call it my faith home.
The stepmother that I grew up with was a devout Catholic from New Orleans. She made sure we were in mass every weekend and enrolled in Catholic school until I was in the 5th grade. This was my earliest interaction with faith. I continued attending the Catholic mass until I was roughly twelve. Then after a stint of paganism, I began to attend the hip non-denominational church in town. My faith became my own at that point and it has sustained me into my college years, where I have resolved to pursue a seminary degree after completing my undergrad in English.