Independent musician and composer from the United States. He attended Slinger High School in Slinger, Wisconsin. He started his career at 15 after winning the Pepsi-Summerfest Talent Search contest. While in high school, his CD "Cobalt Blue" reached over 1.6 million downloads at MP3.com and he was recognized as the Top Artist in Los Angeles. Since then, his career has been varied with music for piano, television, film, and video games. He has personally called his music "Cinematic Piano" or "Visual Progressive Instrumental," to describe his highly melodic and textural styles, but his piano music is often categorized as New Age.