I am currently the laboratory information systems coordinator for one of the biggest hospital chains in west Michigan full time. I try to spend 3 hours a day with music related activities and practice. One of my near future goals is to save up enough money to be able to take a sabbatical (professional word for not working) in order to organize, improve, and succeed in my music endeavors.





What is music to you? What does it give you?

Without music, life is just noise

What is your music dream?

I want to achieve the ability to spend as much time creating and playing music as physically possible

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would want to shift most humans focus from economic growth for growths sake, to sustainability and equity

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

kind of embarrassing...but Blue by Eiffel 65

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Strokes, STRFKR, Sufjan Stevens, Car Seat Headrest, Modest Mouse, Tycho, Boards of Canada, Arctic Monkeys

What inspires you to make music?

I want what I can create in my head to be externalized. I love the way my brain has to work in order to create something similar to music I enjoy. I see shapes, colors, and what not when I listen to music and I want to create that myself.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Life is short, so lets get weird with it

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Lots of judgement

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The internet has opened so many possibilities for people to make music a huge part of their life. You might not get rich, but you can enjoy yourself until we go back to the earth

What do you think of Drooble?

So far I like it. It seems kinda glitchy to me, but that could also be from me just starting to use it and not know exactly what's going on yet

What frustrates you most as a musician?

There is not enough time in the day to do what I need and want.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I do go to some local live shows and keep up with the local artists on Soundcloud. Grand Rapids has potential to be a creative hub.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

sociopathy and narcissism...lol

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

I don't know what you don't know.... Dr. Dog?