Joined the MET Orchestra: 2013
Principal Timpanist, MET Orchestra. Heard on radio, seen in cinemas. Former nanotechnologist. Mountains: hiker up, backpacker in, skier down.
Former Principal Timpanist: Southwest Michigan Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra. Guest timpanist: Milwaukee Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Influential teachers: John Tafoya, Dean Borghesani. B.A. music and physics, Gustavus Adolphus College. M.S. electrical engineering, UC-Santa Barbara. Ratio of auditions taken to patents held: 2.3:1