I have been playing drums since I was seven years old but didn't grasp a real understanding until I started touring and spending more time in the studio. These experiences gave me the opportunity to witness some amazing musicians and learn more about tone and technique. Two big inspirations for me are Kenny Aronoff and Zoro. I admire Kenny's determination to continue on in the face of adversity. Plus he has taught me to practice and to focus and capitalize on the talents I have. Zoro, I admire because of the stance he takes in his walk with God and using his talents to motivate others.