-Founding member of West Virginia's award winning bluegrass band "The Hillbilly Gypsies" 2001-2016

-Voted best WV band 2014 

-Voted 2015 Most Innovative Musician by WV Division of Tourism 

-Notable television performances:
   WV Mountain Stage - PBS 
   Song of the Mountains - PBS
   Ulster Scots Santer Documentary BBC 
   Woodsongs

-Notable live performaces:
   Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival 2005-2015
   Outer Banks Bluegrass - 2013-2014
   Gettysburg Bluegrass
   Carter Family Fold 2009-2015
   IBMA World of Bluegrass 

-West Virginia State Banjo Champion, Vandalia 2008, 2018

-West Virginia State Mandolin Champion, Vandalia 2018

-Over 25 years experience teaching private lessons to thousands

of music students of all ages.