With MEINL since:
March 29, 1976
Place of birth:
Currently living in:
Studio City, CA
Favorite MEINL cymbal:
Car that you currently drive:
Vespa LX150 Scooter & Hummer H3
Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:
Hang out with my wife and pugs, snowboard, ride my scooter, and work out.
Unsweetened Iced Tea & Jager Bombs
Chip Reid in High School, and I have learned a lot from Brooks Wackerman, Josh Freese, Brann Dailor, and John Bonham.
Highlight of your career so far:
Playing to ten thousand people in Belgium, touring New Zealand and South America, getting complimented by Josh Freese recently, and meeting my wife.
Hitting Hard, playing to a click, and merging many different styles into one.
Drumming means to me:
Drumming means everything to me. It allows me to express myself creatively with no rules, boundaries, or limits.
Advice for up and coming drummers:
Practice tons, stay humble, practice rudiments and apply them around the kit, and listen to and play with as many different types of music possible. You learn things and get connections in very random ways sometimes. Also, stay open minded when writing songs. Try anything and everything. Learn to play to a click!
How would you describe yourself:
Very laid back, friendly, down to earth, humble, and creative.
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:
I followed my dream, saw the world, and left my mark on the drumming community all while being honest and humble.