Hello and welcome to the page for the bands of Chimacum School District #49. Here you will find information about the different bands that I teach as well as contact information.
I've been teaching music at Chimacum since 2007. Prior to that, I was a teaching assistant at the University of Northern Colorado in the Jazz Studies program where I also earned a Master's of Music Degree in Jazz Studies. While there I was able to perform in the UNC Jazz Lab Band I, perform at an Internation Association for Jazz Education Clinic in New York, City, present at a Northwest Saxophone Symposium conference, and be a part of two Downbeat Award winning ensembles. I also attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Music Education. At JMU I studied saxophone, performing in various jazz and concert ensembles, and the 450 member Marching Royal Dukes.
When I'm not in the classroom you can probably find me riding and racing my bike. I'm happy to live in Jefferson County with my cat, Parker, and dog, Ella.