I was born in Pisa, Italy and grew up in a small town in southern New Hampshire. My earliest guitar influence was English fingerstyle guitarist John Renbourn. As a teenager, I taught myself to read music.
I studied classical guitar at the University of New Hampshire under the guidance of Professor Chris Kane. During my years at UNH, I was a regular Sunday morning performer at The Red Onion in Durham, New Hampshire and I also performed at various University and charity events, both solo and as a duo with a variety of other student musicians. I was also a member of the University of New Hampshire Classical Guitar Ensemble.
After graduating summa cum laude from UNH in May of 2001 I moved to Dover, New Hampshire, where I teach guitar and perform at area venues.