I started playing drums at 11, guitar at 13, and keyboards at 18. I started playing in my first (paying gig band, 3-4 nights a week) when I was a sophomore in high school. I wouldn’t say that I have ever taken an extended break, but I definitely slowed down when my wife and I decided to start a family. I wasn’t playing in bands from 1988-2005. During this time, I was doing a lot of recording with different musicians. I got back in the band scene from 2005-2015. Now I’m just playing drums and guitar in my church’s worship team. I also have a home studio so I’m getting back into recording.