Former singer and trumpet player for the Southern California ska band Reel Big Fish.
He played in local Orange County bands The Nuckles and The Scholars before joining Reel Big Fish.
His cousin Joe Klopfenstein became a pro football player.
He married his high school sweetheart in 2006 and retired from touring in 2011 to raise a family.
He was part of the 1990s American ska movement brought to the mainstream music scene by acts like Gwen Stefani and No Doubt.