Where were you born/grew up: St. Joseph, MI. I can show you where it is on my hand.
Current residence and marital status/family: Pittsfield, MA; married; two cats and a fish
Education: Northwestern University School of Music; New England Conservatory
When did you start playing with VSO: 2000
Other current jobs: Albany Symphony section bass; Schenectady Symphony principal bass; adjunct faculty at Skidmore College
Favorite composer: Brahms
Hobbies: hiking, gardening, reading, travel, cooking
How did you get started in music? piano lessons with my aunt, then public school string program
Describe a typical day: Hmm, “typical”?
Dream job if not musician: Beachcomber, probably doesn’t pay so well!
Secret ambition: composing
Favorite vice: Vermont beer
People would be surprised to know that: I love to cook. Barbecue and brownies are specialties.
Best advice I ever got: “Persevere!” Spoken to me by BSO bassist Larry Wolfe at my last NEC bass lesson.
Favorite way to spend an evening: watching Red Sox
Pet peeve: when they lose.
I’m most proud of: Having raised a son who turned into a good person.