Started playing guitar at the age of 8. Grew up worshiping Slash and Zakk Wylde and the whole 80's hair metal scene. Took lessons for 4 years from elementary school til junior high school then eventually started getting lessons from Oli Herbert before I ended up joining the band with him. Didn't start jamming in a band atmosphere til the end of high school. Played some local talent shows at school which eventually turned into my local band called Flatlined. Played any local show we could anywhere in the area for the next 3 years which led to me meeting everyone in the local western mass metal scene which ended up producing a lot of big bands you see out on the road now like Kilswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, Unearth, The Acacia Strain, etc. Joined All That Remains in May of 2002 and have been recording and touring the entire world for the last 10 years. We just recorded our 6th album entitled "A War You Cannot Win" which comes out on November 6th, 2012. We hit the road for that in October and we'll be touring on that album for the rest of the year and probably all of next year. See ya on the road!!