I grew up in the small blue-collar town of Anacortes Washington, out in the San Juan Islands. I spent my youth collecting records, playing guitar, exploring the woods and lakes that surrounded home, and sailing the waters of the Puget Sound. When I'm not on the road touring or holed up in a recording studio somewhere, I still call Anacortes home.

Over the twenty some years I've spent as a professional musician, I've toured nationally as a duo with banjo virtuoso Danny Barnes for most of 2015 and 2016, played mandolin on Eddie Vedder's recording Better Days for the Sony Pictures movie Eat Pray Love, and engineered at my personal studio Jenny Scheinman's solo record Here on Earth, featuring Bill Frisell, Danny Barnes, Robbie Fulks, and Robbie Gjersoe. I was a founding member of the folk-rock group Spoonshine. Three records of Spoonshine's were produced by Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Cat Power, Pearl Jam, Into The Wild Soundtrack, REM, Soundgarden). I've also composed music for television shows that have aired on the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Spike TV.

Of my newest self produced record Otter House Sketches, Fretboard Journal says  "The album is relaxed, beautiful and filled with deft guitar playing".