Bachelor of Music in music education, East Carolina University, 1995—2002.
Percussion instructor, in-house resident composer Havelock High School, North Carolina, 1996—2002, assistant director music, 2002—2004. Head director bands Bethune Elementary Magnet School the Performing Arts, Hollywood, Florida, 2004—2005, Cooper City High School, Cooper City, 2005—2006. Director Musical Studies for Brevard Academy Charter School, North Carolina, 2006—2008.
Director bands Currituck County Middle School. Assistant band director Currituck County High School, Barco, North Carolina, since 2008. Medical counselor, 1st-responder East Carolina University Summer Music Program, Greenville, North Carolina, 1996—2004.
Front ensemble captain and ensemble conductor Carolina Thunder Indoor World Percussion Ensemble, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1998—2001.
Music educator Music Educator's National Conference, Reston, Virginia, 2001—2004. Member of Professional Association of Diving Instructors (licentiate. Open water diver 1997—2004).