Since I was one and a half, drums have been my primary instrument (video of me drumming at one year old). My first drum set was one my Dad made for me (shown in the video link), followed by a mini Pearl drum set I got for my second Christmas. At first I was not intending to be a serious guitar player, but in high school I became addicted to guitar. A couple instructors taught me the basics and from there I was pretty much self-taught. One of the main ways I taught myself guitar was learning Dethklok songs. Brendon Small still is a pretty big influence in my guitar writing. With my low-growl Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth) style vocals I decided to start a solo project where I do the guitars, drums, vocals, and recording myself.
Now I am currently pursuing my bachelor's in music business through the Berklee College of Music's online program. Even after finishing school I will still always consider myself a student in music and other artists such as Chris Adler (Lamb of God), Mario Duplantier (Gojira), Josh Middleton (Sylosis), and many more will always influence and teach me.