This is my second year with DCRB and I love being a part of this amazing organization! I was born and raised in the DFW area, so I've always been a huge Cowboys fan.
Music is probably my biggest passion, and I've been involved with it in some way for almost as long as I can remember. Learning and performing music is my favorite thing to do. The people I've met in this group have been incredibly friendly and welcoming, and I'm excited to continue to work and grow with them!
Number of years on the team: This is my second year on the team, and I've loved every second! I can't wait to see what this year has in store for us.
Prior Drum/Entertainment Industry Experience: I don't have any professional experience beyond last year, but I did march in high school for 4 years (2 on bass, 2 on snare).
Nicknames: I got called Thatch a lot last year, so I guess that's my new nickname.
Hometown: I'm from Saginaw, Texas where I first found my love for music and drumming.
I drum because: I love all aspects of music, from listening to playing, and I have a special liking for drums because of their versatility and high energy.
What I like to do most besides drum is: Besides drumming, I love to enjoy some quality time with my friends and family.
I've always wanted to: I've always wanted to learn how to fly a plane. Being able to both see the world from a different angle and choose where to go while doing it sounds incredible.
Advice to Youngsters: My advice to younger people is to just keep at whatever you're doing. Hard work always pays off.
My biggest role model is: My biggest role model is Neil Peart. He is an incredible drummer and his work continues to inspire me to this day.
What I enjoy most about being a DCRB Drummer is: I love being able to entertain the fans. As enjoyable as drumming is, there's nothing better than making people smile!
Favorite Cowboys player past or present: Even to this day, my mom's favorite player is Troy Aikman, and I think I'll have to agree with her.
Favorite Performer: My favorite performer is definitely Neal Peart. Watching him perform always gets my heart racing and makes my hair stand on edge. He's just so good!
Favorite Music: I listen to a lot of varied music, but I always tend to go back to rock or metal as the favorites.
Favorite Quotes: My favorite quote is "Be yourself; everybody else is already taken." – Oscar Wilde. Individuality is a gift, and one to always remember.
The three guests I would invite to my fantasy dinner party are: I would have a dinner with Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle because I think being able to hear three philosophers from a completely different era have a conversation with each other would be really interesting.