Lead guitarist for the rock-band Umphrey’s McGee. He also often collaborated with folk vocalist and mandolin participant Jeff Austin. He examined at the School of Notre Dame, where he began a band known as Tashi Place. He founded a nonprofit organization known as United So Collectively Our Reach Multiplies (USTORM) that offered disadvantaged kids with educational possibilities in music as well as the arts. The child of a university tennis trainer, he was created in Annapolis, Maryland. He and Jake Cinninger had been Umphrey’s McGee bandmates.