I grew up in Hanson, Massachusetts in your typical household with my parents, two siblings, and our family dog. My story starts at the age of 6 when I received my first instrument, a drum kit from my Dad. He was my best friend and hands down the best musician and supporter I have ever had and I attribute that to his presence of love. He could light up a room in under a minute. His laugh was contagious. There was no difference between his stage presence and his life presence. He loved to see people laughing, smiling, and enjoying themselves.
In April of 2012, my life as I knew it had changed forever. My best friend, the man I had based my very existence off of, had passed away. My Dad had a zest for life but the things he enjoyed most eventually took his life at the age of 52. It was in those moments that I began to reevaluate everything I knew. I grew up watching my Dad indulge in alcohol and the average American diet, feeling as though if I followed in his footsteps that I was walking through a rite of passage. 2012 is the year that all changed and I cut out everything that contributed to my Father's death. I adapted a plant-based diet, cut out alcohol completely, and incorporated alternative medicine through herbal support and meditation.
Today, I am a co-owner of Coastal Roots Apothecary, a musician and audio engineer, and an advocate for holistic, plant-based living. I've always said that I am a product of love. Today I hold the lessons of my Father like a torch for others and am passionate about sharing my experience and knowledge with my community.