- From Plattsburgh, New York.
- He played drums and electric guitar in rock bands before eventually turning to the Dobro™ guitar.
- 1993-2002, worked for the Gibson Brothers. His son Mike has continued to play bass for the Gibson Brothers.
- 2001, recorded a solo album produced by Alan O’Bryant, Steffi’s Waltz.
- 2002, played dates with Gary Ferguson and Sally Love.
- 2003, formed a three-piece band called “Beartracks.”