I started began playing guitar in 1982. I have played with Monks Burner, Moss, Los Jolly Rancheros (drums), Fathead, and now write and play with the Sons of the Pacific. My influences are eclectic. Dark surf music, Bartok, Motown, Reggae, Ska, Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Beck, Talking Heads, Soundgarden, Tool, Fugazi (of course), early Pink Floyd, Obo Addy, STP, Cake, Bela Fleck, Ozomatli, Carlos, Eskimo, Cibo Matto, Zircus, Blue Cheer, The Clash, Beruit, Supreme Beings of Leisure. While doing music, I have been working towards a Masters in Structural Geology . I have recently traveled to Alaska, Italy, Nevada, Utah for coursework. I like tattoos, I believe in living simply so others may simply live. I like Mojitos, Fire Rock Ale, mountain biking, long games of soccer, and the great outdoors. All of my songs have been inspired by all of these things and I am always looking for new artists that fit my peculiar tastes.