- From Westminster, South Carolina.
- Has played banjo with Mercy Tree, Legacy Drive, and Blue Streek. Blue Streek won first place at the Georgia State Bluegrass Festival (2008).
- 2011, released solo project Grandpa’s Pond with guests Jim VanCleve, Cia Cherryholmes, Christian Ward and Josh Shilling.
- 2011, joined Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa, playing banjo.
- 2011, won first place in the International Songwriting Competition for his banjo tune “Gone Berserk.”
- 2012, led a campaign to have December 12 named as National Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day.
- 2012, left Wayne Taylor’s band and joined the military.