A Colorado native, I grew up in Idaho Springs, Colorado. After finishing up at Berklee College of Music in 1989, I began my career in the audio services industry as a freelance engineer in Denver, Colorado. During this time, three of my projects won Denver's Westword Magazine's "Best of Denver" award. In 2002 Scooter’s Place was born and I settled into my own studio co-located at Airshow Mastering in Boulder,CO. In 2004, I became a father and with that came a lifestyle change. A family and studio move was in store. Scooter’s Place, myself and my family made Durango, CO our new home in 2005.
Here are a few artists I has worked with on projects through the years: Steve Bailey, JD Blair, Ryan Cavanaugh, Steve Conn, Casey Driessn, Rushad Eggleston, Mary Flower, Nick Forster, Vicki Genfan, Danny Gottlieb, Celeste Krenz, Sonny Landreth, Kenny Malone, Ross Martin, Tim O’Brien, Mollie O’Brien, Noam Pikelny, Chuck Rainey, Darrell Scott, Jeff Strahan, The Subdudes, Derico Watson, Roy Wooton and Victor Wooten.
I also lead a secret double life as a live sound engineer. I am currently the chief audio engineer at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College and I am involved in several festivals such as the Moab Folk Festival, Four Corners Folk Festival and the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown with Soundsmith Audio.
Also through the years, I have lead a secret double double life as a bass player. As a member of Celeste Krenz's Goodbye Band, I preformed on Celeste's album Slow Burning Flame which was produced by Tim O'Brien and reached number 11 on the Gavin Americana chart.