I’ve been playing the guitar since I was 12 years old - never had a lesson. I was so infatuated, I spent many hours everyday in my bedroom – practicing and learning songs I'd hear on the radio. Within six months I was in a band - I wasn't yet 13. I’ve played in many bands and many venues - everything from small bars to concerts with over 2000 people. I love jazz, blues, and currently enjoy adding an element of rock & roll to the band. But what I enjoy most is playing the variety of dance music and standards with Jim, because of the rich, full, big-band sound he does so uniquely. Even though I’ve been with The Associates for almost ten years, I’m still the “newcomer”…and it's just getting better all the time.