Lead guitarist for the rock band Umphrey's McGee. He also frequently collaborated with folk singer and mandolin player Jeff Austin.
He studied at the University of Notre Dame, where he started a band called Tashi Station.
He founded a non-profit organization called United So Together Our Reach Multiplies (USTORM) that provided disadvantaged children with educational opportunities in music and the arts.
The son of a college tennis coach, he was born in Annapolis, Maryland.
He and Jake Cinninger were Umphrey's McGee bandmates.