I joined the Army after highschool and auditioned for the Army Soldier Show and travelled Europe and the US entertaining Soldiers. After I discharged, I pursued a vocal performance degree. I joined the Army National Guard Band as the premier vocalist. After a few years, I earned a commission in the Guard. I recently returned from a year-long deployment in Kosovo. While there, I was ranked third place in the Army Idol competition. I am now in a local country band performing and recording my first album.