Born in NYC in 1985 grew up in New Jersey. Childhood teacher was Kevin Norton. Studied with Ralph Peterson Jr in high school. Graduated from New School University in 2008 with a BFA in Jazz Performance. Swinging drummer with different influences from Philly Joe Jones to Jay-Z. In addition to leading various groups associations include artists such as Curtis Lundy (grammy-nominee for Kanye West sampled Jesus walks) as well as the Alex Collins Trio.