an avid singer and musical actor from an early age, began his formal study of voice in 2008 with Dr. Hugh Givens at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota as a vocal performance major. In 2012 he left SCSU to prioritize his spiritual life moving to Portland, OR without his degree. For the next 8 years he would sing with a small but noble church choir at the Ananda Temple, helping to lead weekly warm ups and conduct in the director's absence, while also working as a manager at New Renaissance Bookshop. When the pandemic struck, being laid off, academia called his name once more. He is currently a voice student of Dr. Harry Baechtel at PSU studying choral music education with Ethan Sperry. In addition to being a delighted member of Nexus, he also sings with the PSU Chamber Choir, and the Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir as their bass section leader.