Mus B (high distinction), Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, 1990. Mus M, The Hartt School, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1993. Mus D, Louisiana State University, 1997.
Board regents fellow Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1993—1996. Assistant professor bassoon Wichita State University School of Music, Kansas, 1996—2000. Associate professor bassoon University of Oregon School of Music, Eugene, since 2000.
Associate principal, second bassoonist Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, 1993—1996. Principal bassoonist Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1994—1996. Guest principal bassoonist Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, 1995.
Principal bassoonist Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Kansas, 1996—2000. Faculty member Brevard Music Center, North Carolina, 2000—2001. Principal bassoonist Eugene Opera Orchestra, Oregon, since 2000, Oregon Festival of America Music, Eugene, 2001—2005, Oregon Mozart Players, Eugene, 2002—2006.
Bassoonist Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Eugene, Oregon, since 2002, Santa Fe ProMusica, New Mexico, 2003—2007, Cascade Festival, Bend, Oregon, 2004—2005, Cabrillo Festival, Santa Cruz, California, since 2005, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland, since 2006. Performer with professional orchestras across United States and 23 countries, Music Hill, Rhode Island, since 2009, Portland Baroque Orchestra, since 2009.
Member of National Association Music Education, Early Music American, The College Music Society, American Federation of Musicians, International Double Reed Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi.