Known by the stage name Stix Zadinia, he is the drummer for the parody metal band Steel Panther, a group formerly known Metal Skool.
He started playing the drums at the age of 9. He was previously a member of a band called The Thornbirds alongside fellow Steel Panther member Russ Parrish.
He is a native Californian.
He performs alongside Ralph Saenz in Steel Panther.