I was born in Sacramento, CA in 1982. I started playing music when I was 14 in 1996. My mother bought me my first electric guitar after I saw the Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video.
I've always been inspired by music from the 90s era, since that is the music I was first exposed to as a teen. My favorite artists have always been Chris Cornell, Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots, and The Smashing Pumpkins. I write songs in many different ways, sometimes I even dream them. Not only do I write in the singer/songwriter acoustic genre but I also have a melodic rock band named Blue Helix. My wife Renata, who is from Brazil is my biggest supporter and helps me in every step of my artistry. She is my true muse. My father is my tie to Brazil, he was born there in 1945. After my wedding he committed suicide, so I have had a different outlook on things since then. Guilt can weigh down your soul so I choose to live my life in the moment and not in the past. My dream is to one day play theaters with 500-1000 people a night who just want to sing my lyrics back to me. My hope is that my music can bring joy and comfort to others lives even if its just for a moment.
I am also the frontman and songwriter for International Rock Band Blue Helix.