Degrees and Certifications:
Associates of Arts Edmonds Community College Bachelor of Arts in Music Education Central Washington University. K-12 Music
After graduating from Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood I studied at Edmonds Community College. At Edmonds I performed on my trombone with the talented vocal jazz group Soundsation. I was fortunate to travel all over the United States performing with this award winning group.
After graduating from Edmonds C.C. I transfered to Central Washington University. There I studied music education and performed with the concert band, wind ensemble, jazz band and marching band. I graduated with honors in1985.
I was fortunate to begin my teaching career close to home teaching elementary band in Mukilteo School District in 1985. When the district opened the new Harbour Pointe Middle School in 1993 I applied to be on the core team of teachers. I was hired to teach middle school band and I have been here ever since. I feel very fortunate to work with such great students, families and co-workers here at our school.
Over my lifetime I have enjoyed playing professionally on my trombone in the greater Seattle area. I tend to spend more time at home with my wife, daughter, son and three dogs now that I'm getting older. I enjoy golfing, traveling, photography and model trains.