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I am thrilled to be in my third year of teaching in Loudoun County and second year full-time as an Arcola Dragon. I am originally from Richmond, VA where I started my musical career as an actor and singer. As I grew, I gained a love for drums and percussion and earned a Percussion Performance degree and Master of Music Pedagogy degree from Shenandoah University (Go Hornets! Buzzzzz). I now play percussion for the Virginia National Guard 29th Infantry Division Band and love to play music and sing with my wife (who is also an LCPS music specialist) and two cats, Hazel and Poe. I am a member of National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) as well as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a men's music fraternity whose mission includes the advancement of music in America.