Areas of work: Liturgical celebrations, music ministry, campus worship
“Unforgettable.” ★★★★★ - The New York Times
“Don’t let his introverted-ness fool you.” ★★★★★ - The Washington Post
“Puts the “mean” in “meaningful.” ★★★★☆ - Christian Science Monitor
“Not as interesting as Forrest Gump, but he tries.” ★★★★☆ - The Chicago Tribune
“Does not need FaceTune or Autotune” ★★★★★ - San Diego Reader
Senior Coordinator of Liturgical Life
Cradle and Fully-Sacramentally-Initiated Roman Catholic
Navy Officer’s & Nurse’s Son
Movies: Comedy, RomComs, Feel-Good & Political. Forrest Gump is my favorite of all time. I stay away from horror and scary movies because I like sleep!
Music: Music Major in college so I like everything pretty much; minus country (sorry!) I do enjoy Jack Johnson, Sheppard, Jason Mraz, Ben Rector, John Splithoff and John Mayer, Adele, Whitney Houston, Lizzo and my queen & guilty pleasure is CELINE DION
Travel: Studied abroad in Paris, France in college. Did a Summer Opera program in Rome, Italy and have traveled to 5/7 Continents and plan on doing 7/7 by the time I’m 40.
Television: The West Wing & Will & Grace are on constant cycles. Love anything funny and political satire.
Sports: SF 49ers, SF Giants, GS Warriors/Portland Blazers and the Portland Timbers.
Hobbies: Long Walks on the Beach (no…really, I do), Netflix & Chill = Passing out on the couch, working out (free weights, running & Pilates are some of my favorites), amateur foodie, community service (especially work for the economically disadvantaged), cleaning (no joke) and unplugging myself from the digital world.
WHEN Sundays -Thursdays
Born in Oakland, CA
Raised in San Jose, CA
Lived in Los Angeles, CA
Lived in Independence, OR
Lived in Portland, OR
Lives in Spokane, WA
Loyola Marymount University - Bachelor of Arts in Music (Theology minor)
Western Oregon University -Master of Music in Choral Conducting
Gonzaga University - Master of Arts in Theology & Leadership
Southern Methodist University- Doctor of Pastoral Music (in progress)
I consider it an honor and a blessing beyond all measure to be here working with the Gonzaga Community. I absolutely love what I do in Liturgical and Music Ministry! I love being a witness to what these special ministries can do to transform the spiritual lives of people. Would love to share everything I know and would love to pick your brain so I may be inspired as well.