What year did you join the orchestra?
I started when the orchestra first formed in 1969.
How long have you been playing music?
I have been playing music since I was in the 4th grade. That was when I started playing the Bass and have played it ever since.
How did you pick your instrument?
My mother wanted me to play the violin and I didn’t want to play it. I saw the Bass when I was in middle school in music class and carried it all the way home.
I am retired now but I was a music teacher for the Washoe County School district. Music was my passion and goal and I always knew that I was going to be a musician.
When you’re not playing with the Reno Phil, what would we most likely see you doing in your free time?
I really enjoy writing music in my free time. My son made a movie and I wrote the entire music to it one summer. He would send me the clips of his scenes and I would sit at the piano and create the music to go with it.
What genre of music are you most excited to play?
When I was a kid I grew up in Burbank, California and really enjoyed playing jazz music but now I am a big fan of Classical and Symphony music.