I was born April 25, 1997 in Olympia, Washington. My family moved to Cottonwood, Arizona when I was just a child, and that was where I grew up and went to school. A year after graduating highschool, when I was 19, I moved to Portland, Oregon to attend Portland Bible College, where I am now currently working on my Junior year studying towards a Bachelor Degree in Church Music. I didn't learn to play any instruments until about 4th grade when I joined the band class in elementary school. My parents bought me an old alto saxophone as a gift which I treasured and loved while busking for days upon days in Jerome, AZ. This continued until age 11, when my mother gave me the money and provided me the option to do one of two things: buy a $25 First Act acoustic guitar from Walmart, or go to the town fair. As the story goes, I'm sure you can guess what I chose. I immediately became intrigued by the instrument. As I practiced, I cultivated a growing desire to play, gleaned from others, and learned some covers, which ultimately led to writing songs of my own. During the 3 years I was homeschooled, I spent my days helping, learning, and playing guitar on the side of the road alongside my mother, as she sold her art to tourists passing by. It was there that I learned what the essence of true art is to me. I found it in the contrast of other people's criticism and compliments, in tips slid underfoot, and in the smiles my mother and I shared. Evidence that we're fulfilling our purpose, and doing what we each love in life: expressing ourselves and in doing so, causing other people to think and feel. Art. With the help of my parents, I went into a studio at 12 years old and released my first album, "Sidewalk View". I then decided to reach beyond the open mic, and with help of my dad, I began to play gigs here and there at a couple local restaurants and other small venues. By age 15 I had gone back to Ghost Town Studios in Jerome, AZ and completed my second album, "Quince". By God's grace and my parent's support, at age 17, I was able to go to the Seattle studio of Recording and Mixing Engineer, Evan Schiller, out of which came the album, "Once Was". Once Was, had become something of a milestone for me as I began to cast off my older songs and sources of inspiration, and in retrospect, all that I "Once Was." Therefore, opening a new door in my life, as I pursue more spiritual and purpose driven writing. I now currently find God and the message of the Gospel to be my sole passion, drive, and purpose within the core of all that I create as I live and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my everyday life. I then went back to Seattle, WA at age 18 to Evan Schiller's studio, and finished a Christmas Album titled "Christmas in Jerome". My latest album was recorded in Zulusound studio in 2017 where once again Evan helped me record "Dweller", A compilation of songs written during my journey on the Appalachian Trail as well as my time at college. You may find it on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, etc... To read an article on "Dweller" just follow the link below! Please feel welcome to contact me with any questions or comments!
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