"Where to start?
Music has always been there for me. I remember being 3-4 years old watching my dad play his bass. He started playing when he was around 13 and played a lot before I came around. He'd have little jam sessions with guys in the living room when I was young. Through the years, he'd play here and there. I remember just sitting there watching, thinking, this is cool.
I got my first bass around 2003, I think. My brother Jeremy, our guitar player, had just gotten his first guitar and needed a jam buddy. I started out playing Korn. Fieldy was the go to guy that I admired. Other bands like BB, Creed, and Chevelle were more of my early learnings, but I always loved playing the old '60s and '70s bass runs that my dad played.
I started out with a 4 string bass but I play a 5 string now. My first bass was a Dean Edge with dual EMG pickups. Now I have an Ibanez with dual active EMG pickups and a Peavey with dual active humbuckers. My next one will be a Schecter.
I've always had a long list of hobbies over the years. I liked in-line skating and boxing in high school. My first job was at the local roller rink. I can make a pair of skates look good.
I love watching Irish dancing, especially Michael Flatley, so much so, I learned to tap dance.
I do a lot of oil painting; it's so relaxing. I even gave cowboy fast draw a try a few years ago. That's probably the nicest group of people I've ever met.
The one thing I really enjoyed was playing paintball (speedball, that is). It's a rush to no end. My knees wont let me play anymore or I'd still be at it.
I even coached youth basketball for a few years.
I've always believed that life is a journey. Everything that comes and goes prepares us for what's next.
So, let's see what's next."