A Man of Many Communities
A Penn Stater
I am a proud student of the Pennsylvania State University. I have been a member of this family since 2014, and have been part of the alumni side of things since December 2018 when I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Economics. While at Penn State, I had the honor to perform with the highly regarded Blue Band for 4 years and was the student section leader of the percussion section in the Fall of 2017. I am also a member of the Omega chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity and was able to serve as their academic chair for two semesters.
It is not an official community, but as an avid hiker, the people you meet on the tops of mountains always feel like a sort of companion. Whether it be the snow covered tops of the Rocky mountains, the California section of the Pacific Crest Trail, or the granite covered tips of the presidential White Mountains, you can often find me exploring the wilderness when school is out and the sun is shining.
Nothing gives me more enjoyment than being surrounded by great music. Since beginning to learn percussion in the 6th grade, I have had the pleasure to be involved within various forms of music, including school drum lines, all-state music ensembles, and independent groups with friends. Having now finished my undergraduate education, I have begun to use my musical knowledge to teach the next generation of percussionists. Even though it is a paid job, my position as a high school music instructor is much more of a fulfilling hobby that I have the pleasure to do on a weekly basis.