• Birthdate: 08/12

  • Hometown: Redwood City, CA

  • Influences: Jim Steinman, Bela Bartok, Tuomas Holopanian, Pasi Hitula, Morton Veland, Randy Rhoads, Andy LaRocque, Øyvind Johan “Mustis” Mustaparta, Henri “Trollhorn” Sorvali, Clemens “Ardek” Wijers

  • First Concert: Light This City/Agonist/Cerberus/Draconian Winter June 20th, 2007 

  • Influential Albums:  Whoracle-In Flames, Oceanborn- Nightwish, Bat Out of Hell- Meatloaf, Children of Bodom- Hatecrew Deathrol, Sirenia- At Sixes and Sevens, Sonata Arctica- Silence, Wintersun-Wintersun, Eternal Tears of Sorrow- Before the Bleeding Sun, Dimmu Borgir- Stormblast MMV, Epica-Phantom Agony

  • Favorite Movies: Die Hard, Silence of The Lambs, Red Dragon, The Terminator, Star Wars, Blazing Saddles, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, It, The Crow

  • Hobbies\Interests: Martial Arts, Working Out, Traveling, Hiking & Rock Climbing

  • Gear: Roland Juno DS61, Ultimate Support V-Stand Pro, On-Stage Keyboards Stand Tiers, Sennheiser e 845, Proline Sustain Pedal

  • Favorite Quote: "We learn from failure, not success!" - Bram Stoker

Started playing guitar at the age of 13, but when my musical interests directed towards more keyboard oriented bands, I started learning melodies on my dad’s keyboard.  This eventually motivated me to become more proficient with the instrument. In the fall of 2010 I joined the Redwood City based melodic death metal band Draconian Winter, which eventually changed its name to Crepuscle.  While being in a band as a keyboardist, I continued to practice and write music on guitar in the projects Viira and Alchemia.  In 2015 I was asked to fill in for Graveshadow on lead guitar, and eventually joined the band the following year.  In the fall of 2016, Norman Skinner reached out to me for composing keyboard arrangements in Niviane’s debut album, “The Druid King”.  I was recruited again for “The Ruthless Divine”, and was asked to join as the bands full time keyboardist at the end of the recording process.

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