Joined the MET Orchestra: 1992
Began in drum and bugle corps, then big band jazz, the circus and 7 yrs freelancing. No conservatory training. School of hard knocks.
Enjoys practicing, private teaching, bicycling, DIY projects, craft beer and ale. Fascinated with the parallels between singing and brass playing, now a major component of his playing and teaching. Carla, long-suffering wife of 32 years, is a singer specializing in early music. She is also a "progressive voice of reason" on Twitter.