I was born in Chicago, IL. and was raised in Glenview. I went to Maine East High School and received my B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University. I have been teaching general music at St. Gall for 12 years and Band for 10. I have also taught general music and band at St. Mary of the Angeles School for 9 years. My extracurricular activities include working with my jazz guitar Trio on weekends and coordinating the music at a Nigerian evangelical church (Welles of Salvation) on Sundays. My personal hobbies are secular and non-secular history and White Sox baseball. My philosophy is: 1) you learn by doing, especially with music, and 2) without God, nothing.