He is a professional songwriter, producer, and musician who has worked with a variety of musicians in a diverse range of genres.
He began his career as the guitarist and songwriter for rock bands Powerspace and Bad City where he released albums on Fueled By Ramen and Atlantic Records. After touring with the subsequent bands, he moved to Los Angeles to working as an engineer, programmer, and mixer.
As an engineer and programmer, he began working on songs with artists including 5 Seconds of Summer and One OK Rock.
He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.