What have you been up to?
I live and work in LA in the film and music industry. I make my living as a composer, songwriter, orchestrator, and in music preparation (with a few other music-related odd jobs thrown in). I've had the great opportunity to compose for feature films, award-winning short films, TV, write songs for Disney and Amazon Prime, orchestrate on a Netflix short film, and supervise the "in-concert" premieres of films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, How To Train Your Dragon, and Skyfall. I love the huge variety of gigs I get to participate in and the many talented people I get to work alongside.
What brought you to LCL?
I knew that after elementary school (at Divine Redeemer Lutheran) I wanted to continue my Christian education. I was familiar with LCL mainly through the Saturday morning band program Mrs. Garlock ran for the area middle schoolers. We rehearsed and performed in the old YMCA building at the time. I also remember the trailers in the DR parking lot when I attended elementary school, so LCL had been in my life even before I started high school. I knew I liked the teachers and the environment and looked forward to attending there as a student.
What did you value most as a student at LCL?
I valued the close relationship with my teachers as well as the friends I made at LCL. Every teacher in every class always made themselves accessible to every student, which is not an easy task. I never felt like I was a nuisance for staying after class to ask questions, or to just hang out and chat about life. I believe the great environment that allowed me to make so many friends among my peers started with the open and welcoming space the teachers and staff created.