I'm a guitarist, teacher and luthier in the Pittsburgh area. I received my BA in music performance (jazz guitar) from Duquesne University in 1994. I’ve performed with local and national artists such as the Honeyriders, Modern Times and the Rick Purcell Band (current) Joe Negri, Charlie Haden, the late Randy Purcell, Stanley Turrentine and Joe Beck, The Shirelles, Jim Nabors (yes that’s right, Gomer Pyle) and performed in an opening act for Barry Manillo, Rod Stewart, The Indigo Girls and Chubby Checker. Show performances have included West Side Story, Little Shop Of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wiz and Children of Eden. I received a Post Baccalaureate Certifcation in music education from Duquesne in 2003 and my Masters of Arts Teaching From California University of PA in 2010. I'm currently employed as a music teacher in the Elizabeth Forward School District.