I grew up in Burlington, Ontario. After high school I attended McMaster University where I completed bachelors degrees in music and mechatronics engineering. After graduating I worked in automation before returning to McMaster to complete a Master of Engineering Design degree specializing in product design and electronics.

I founded Helix Brass Mouthpieces by combining my experience in music, engineering, and design with the goal of providing the most customizable brass mouthpieces in the world to regular musicians.

I also currently work as a musician and a manager for the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve where I regularly perform and teach across Canada as well as at home in Calgary.