A Little Bit About MeI was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I reside today. I began playing the piano when I was just tall enough to see over the keyboard, received my first drum set when I was ten years old, started taking tuba lessons in the 4th grade, picked up the bass guitar in the 7th grade, and somewhere in the middle of all that, I began playing the accordion.
I officially started my musical career at age 11, occasionally playing drums with Don Nedobeck's Water Street Tavern Band. At the age of 16, I joined my first polka band, the Ed Hause Band, and performed with them for twenty years. During that time, I also became involved with several other bands in the Milwaukee area.
Currently, I have my own polka-variety band and occasionally help out other bands as a sideman, whether it's playing drums, accordion, keyboard, or bass guitar.
I am the proprietor of Polkasound Productions, a business that provides music recording, mastering, and graphic design services to clients. The recording studio at Polkasound started in 1990 as a four-track studio and has since grown into a DAW-based facility with its name a respected label in the polka recording industry.
Outside the music business, I am an avid bicyclist and tennis player.