NYC Residence 2003 – 2012

For 8 years I experienced life in so many different ways in New York City. I completed my formal education, I expressed Art, I experienced extreme happiness and extreme sadness, I have met amazing… Amazing people, I have been at my best and my worst here, and I have experienced Love – in many forms.

This is my tribute to my four places of dwelling while living in NYC.

Astoria, Queens: 2003-2005

Roommates: Jonathan Schwartz, Johnny Amos
Employment: Blue Knights, PCEP, Therapy, composer/arranger/teacher


Bushwick, Brooklyn: 2005-2007

Roommates: John Elrod, Chiyo Elrod, Brandon Epperson, Dani Vialpando, Mike Esham
Employment: Santa Clara Vanguard, composer/arranger/teacher
Education: The New School, HeavyTone Records


Washington Heights (part 1): 2007-2009

Roommates: Jonathan Bradley, John Elrod, Chiyo Elrod, Bita Aminabadi
Employment: Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Stars, composer/arranger/teacher
Education: The New School


Washington Heights (part 2): 2009-2012

Roommates: Jacquelyn Adams, Dan Peck, mice in the kitchen
Employment: Madison Scouts, composer/arranger/teacher/performer, web design
Projects: Prodigal Children, Genghis Barbie