My path to becoming a professional musician started at Berklee College of Music where I studied composing and arranging. Upon graduation I moved to NYC and have been a successful composer, arranger and orchestrator. Although I was trained as a pencil and paper musician, since leaving Berklee I have embraced the technology that has become the staple of every working composer. In other words, I am a gear slut ... I have a wonderful collection of vintage recording equipment and microphones that I use in tandem with a Mac-based Pro Tools HD system loaded with the latest in software. Today's tools open up possibilities never seen before and I love exploring them. I am continually influenced by a variety of genres. Tom Waits to Bartok, Hank Williams to Brazilian Girls, Miles to Vampire Weekend - all music has something to take away from it, learn, build upon and inspire new ideas.