About Me

I was born and raised in Centerville, Ohio, graduating with honors from Centerville High School in May 2017. I currently attend Purdue University, pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Outside of my classes, I enjoy playing music as a Percussionist and a Pianist. I have been Principle Percussionist for the Purdue Wind Ensemble for 3 semesters, but I have also performed with the Commencement Band, the Philharmonic Orchestra, and other Purdue ensembles. I have previously been the Principle Percussionist for the Centerville High School Wind Symphony, appearing in the 2017 MFA National Concert Band Festival, the 2017 MFA National Honor Band of America, and the 2017 OMEA All-State Band. I have also had the honor of teaching nearly two dozen students through a mix of private lessons, ensemble instruction, and through the United Sound program, which brings musical experiences to special-needs students.

While my studies center on engineering, my musical experiences have been foundational to both my personality and my character. I am continually grateful for the multitude of musical opportunities I have been blessed with during my time at Centerville and Purdue.

Musical Distinctions

The John Phillip Sousa Award

Spring 2017
The award recognizes superior musicianship, dependability, loyalty, and cooperation.

5-Time OMEA Superior Recipient

2015, 2016
Achieved Superior (I) Ratings for 4 A-Class solos, and 1 B-Class solo over 2 years of contest participation.

2-Time WGI Scholastic World Finalist

2014, 2015
2-time finalist with the Centerville Drumline in the WGI International Championships, Scholastic World Class.