Professor at Rice University in Houston and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. I am a classical musician. I played principal clarinet in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for 17 years.
I grew up in West LA in the 70's and my family relocated to Santa Barbara in the 80's. Southern California will always be "home." I grew up surfing and spent four summers working in Fiji on the staff of Namotu island as one of their staff surf photographers.