Guitarist best known as a founding member of the American post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance. He is also the founder of the record label Blue Swan Records and has performed with the side projects Secret Band and Sianvar.
He formed Dance Gavin Dance following the dissolution of his previous band, Farewell Unknown, in 2005.
His Downtown Battle Mountain album charted at number 46 on the U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers albums chart. The follow up, Downtown Battle Mountain II, charted at number 82 on the Billboard 200 and number 13 on the Independent Albums chart.
He grew up in Northern California; he and Dance Gavin Dance have been based out of Sacramento.
He has been bandmates with singer Jonny Craig in Dance Gavin Dance.