- From Salem, Virginia.
- A recording engineer/producer by occupation and owner of Flat Five Studios. He is also an accomplished mandolin player.
- Has worked on albums by the Dave Matthews Band, Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley.
- Wrote a book titled Music Theory for Modern Mandolin.
- Plays “jazz-swing-latin-bluegrass-blues” music.
- 2001, released Acoustinova album (Flat Five), an album of mandolin solos.