He became interested in music when he was 13 years old, initially wanting to play guitar. When he realized he was doing drum-like beats on the guitar he received for his 12th birthday, he knew he should be a Drummer.
He got a drum set for his 13th birthday and began playing rock shows for many bands as a teen. He played in his high school's marching band. He also worked as an electrician and a bartender.
He was born in Houston and moved to Florida when he was 13. His father was in the army, which forced him to change schools and move around a lot, including a detour in Japan. He met Jaclyn when he was a teenager, and married her when he was 21 and she was 19.
He and Max Santoro both post drum cover videos.