I was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma in 1955 and lived there until I went to college in 1973. I attended the University of Arkansas (Whooo Pig Soooiiiieeee) and graduated in 1978 with a BS in Music Education.
I have one sister, Diane, who lives in Plano, Texas and my father lives in Richardson, TX. In 1978, I married my wife, Susan, and have been happily married for 33 years. We have three children, Aaron, 27, Sara, 25, and Will, 15. In 2009, Sara married Brady Ross.
My hobbies all have something to do with music. I have loved
all kinds of music since I was very young. I took piano lessons as a child
and then in fifth grade, I started in band, playing percussion. I have played
percussion ever since. My senior year in high school I made the Oklahoma All-State
Band. In college I was a featured soloist with the University of Arkansas Symphonic
Band and The U of A Percussion Ensemble. I now play in the Allen Philharmonic
Orchestra and I also teach private percussion lessons in my home.
Chicken Murphy at the Italian Villa
Steak at III Forks
Allen Philharmonic Orchestra
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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