Vocalist and former schoolteacher most famous as the frontman of the Boston-based punk and post-hardcore band Vanna, known for albums like 2014's VOID. In addition to music, he has turned his experiences with addiction and depression into a successful career as a public speaker.
He performed with various bands throughout high school. He sang for the band Seeker Destroyer before being recruited by the other members of Vanna, who were looking for a replacement for their recently-departed singer Chris Preece in 2009.
He has been heavily involved with the nonprofit organization Hope for the Day, which seeks to use the arts as a means of suicide prevention among young people.
He was adopted as a baby. He got married in October 2012.
Venna's 2013 song "When in Roam" features Senses Fail vocalist Buddy Nielsen.