Credentials

Teaching Positions
  • Director of Jazz Studies, The School for Music Vocations at SWCC, Creston, IA 1992-2017
  • Co-founder of Advantage Music Instruction, San Jose, CA 1990-1992
  • Director of Vocal Jazz, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA 1989-1990
  • Jazz Instructor at The Phil Mattson School, Spokane, WA 1983-1986
  • Director of Vocal Jazz, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1984-1985
Career Highlights
  • Grammy nominated recording artist
  • Performances with Bobby McFerrin throughout United States and Canada
  • Guest vocal jazz conductor at Carnegie Hall
  • Performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Opening act on tour with George Benson
  • Performance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand special "Rockin' the Palace" at The Hollywood Palace
  • Headliner at The World's Fair, Vancouver BC
  • Performance with Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass
  • Professional session work with Gene Puerling
  • Performance at Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. with U.S. Air Force's premier jazz band The Airmen of Note
Academia
  • Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance, Gonzaga University
  • Extensive mentorship with jazz pianist and vocal arranger Phil Mattson