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Music has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. Chances are if you see me out walking with an MP3 player or cruising in the car you’ll find me listening to everything from folk and jazz to melodic hard and progressive rock. But playing music eclipses the pleasure I get from listening to music.

I’ve played drums for more than 30 years. Like most other young percussionists I started taking piano lessons for a few years and then progressed to playing snare drum in elementary school. Since then I’ve learned to play other percussion instruments and have since performed with musical ensembles around the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Most recently I’ve been a member of my own band The Bliss, the Manna Band at the First United Methodist Church in Brookings, S.D., the Brookings Area Community Band, and SDSU CommUniversity Band and Civic Orchestra.

Performance Videos

Drum solo during the 2013 Guitar Center Drum-Off store preliminary round in Sioux Falls

Flying Saucer Submarine performing "Foxtrot"

An impromptu Flying Saucer Submarine jam at the April 26, 2012 Sioux Falls Music open mic event

"Dengue Woman Blues" as performed by Flying Saucer Submarine at the April 26, 2012 Sioux Falls Music open mic event

"Ball and Biscuit" by the White Stripes, as performed by Vicki and the Villains