I consider myself an involuntarily-occasional songwriter. That is, I would love to be more prolific, and be able to spend more time honing my craft, but I don't get as much time to write as I would like. I live in Mason, Ohio with my wife and two daughters, ages 6 and 8. Between soccer games, piano lessons, parks, the zoo, etc. there just isn't much free time at the moment, but we're making great memories!
Music has always been a passion, and common thread throughout my life. I started playing guitar at age 5, and keyboard in high school. I sang in school performing/competitive choirs, and even tried Alto Sax for a couple years. I wrote a few songs in high school and recorded a 45rpm single (I think I'm dating myself here). I've been a disc jockey on a top-40 radio station, owned my own portable DJ service, playing weddings, parties, dances, etc. Then I went to college and decided I needed to study something with a little more earning potential :-)
After receiving Electrical Engineering degrees from Michigan State and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I began my day job at Procter and Gamble, where I have been for the last 17 years. Currently, I am a Project Manager in one of our Marketing and Product Supply groups, but I still have my passion for music.
I enjoy learning about the craft of songwriting, the music business, and home recording. My goal is to be able to write great songs, and produce near-professional sounding recordings in my home studio...it satisfies my creative/music side as well as my perfectionist/Engineer side :-) I am also very interested in the networking/professional aspect of the music business, and to be completely honest it would be very satisfying to navigate the gauntlet and end up with a cut on a major artist's album...I've certainly got a long way to go, but it's important to have dreams!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the songs as I progress on the journey.....