I knew in pre-school that I wanted to go to college and be a teacher. Music has always been a big part of my life, especially during my early education, and that's why I'm here now teaching it! What other career lets you hang out with cool students all day, learn how to play instruments, and make awesome music together?
I had so many life changing, esteem-building experiences in my elementary, junior, and senior high bands. Those experiences helped me see the beauty and good in the world. I want to teach, create, and share those same experiences with others. Music has such a great influential power, and I want to show students how to access that power so they can increase positivity in the world, communities, friendships, families, and especially in their own lives.
I'm a graduate of Murray High School, Snow College with an Associate of Science with emphasis in Music Education, University of Utah with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and Southern Utah University with a Master of Music in Music Technology.
But music isn't the only thing I do! Take a look at the photos below to see some of my other interests and hobbies.