Describe your role with Portland Opera
I am principal percussion for the orchestra. I have held that position since 1997. I did some section playing for the orchestra in 1992, 1995 and 1996 as well.
What music/book/movie/show/poem/place/moment is currently inspiring you?
Currently? I'll pick a book: The Food Lab. It's about the science behind better cooking. I also found Michele Obama's book "Becoming" to be quite inspiring.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Various careers ideas came and went - quickly I might add, but nothing came close to the passion I had for music performance.
In my free time, you can usually find me...
Watching the Great British Baking Show.
What has your favorite quarantine activity been?
I can say I've become a better cook, and I've done 5 years worth of yard work in one summer.
What is your favorite Portland Opera memory?
My favorite Opera to play was Nixon in China, but I have say La Boheme in 2009. It's when I started dating my wife - Portland Opera flutist Rachel Rencher.