Hi there. Forget all that third-person pomp and circumstance because we both know I wrote this myself, so let’s get to know each other. I live in the beautiful city of Richmond, VA, just up from the mighty James River. Over the last 20-plus years, I’ve been a touring guitarist, an audio engineer, a marketing director, a composer, and currently, a music supervisor. For the last eleven years, you’d likely find me writing music for commercials, video games, art installations, and sometimes even movies. Before that, I directed the online media department for Atlantic Records in New York. Before that, I was the guitarist for the band Denali. If you’re just checking to make sure you’re in the right place, then feel free to head over to the Work or Contact pages.
If you’re still reading, I’ll assume you’d like to know a few more details — I’ll try not to sound awkward as I talk about myself. At 11 I began to learn the trombone. At age 14, my parents gave me a guitar. I went on to play in many bands over the years, toured the US and Europe many times, and then started working in the “proper music industry” around 1999. As a publicist at the Cornerstone agency in New York, and then RCA and Atlantic records, I was heavily involved with digital marketing for a number of bands, including Bjork, The Strokes, PJ Harvey, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Kings of Leon, and even Tenacious D, for whom I earned a Gold Record — totally random, right?
I made the jump to composing with Black Iris Music in late 2007 before moving to Richmond from New York. As one of their principal in-house composers, I wrote on nearly everything: hip-hop to metal, anthemic indie to hand-crafted folk, found-sound electronic dance music to long-form soundtracks. My first wins were a pair of Cadillac spots, and I was fortunate enough to then work with some truly talented people. Together we won numerous awards and many, many spots, some of which are featured over on the Work page of this site.
I started my own company in 2013 and had the pleasure of working with over two dozen music houses across the United States and Europe. Examples from that period are also exhibited on the Work page. Growing up touring and making records in various indie bands, music has held a visceral place in my life. My goal was always to just have fun, and make something worth remembering. While in the role of composer, I sought to support my picture-minded partners and clients and whenever the project allowed, to make something truly memorable.
In May of 2019, I started yet another new chapter by joining the amazing team at Arts & Letters Creative Co. in Richmond, VA as their new music supervisor. In this role, I have a hand in almost everything related to music within the agency, working across all departments and projects to try and help every team find That Perfect Track. I am beyond thrilled to see what the future holds!!