I was born in the city, but have lived in rural Illinois between two cornfields for most of my life. I love music, especially 1970s progressive rock. My mom says that I used to bang on pots and pans when I was a kid - I can't imagine how many headaches I must've given her.
In 5th grade, I started playing percussion in the school band. After that, I took up the guitar, bass, piano, singing, and songwriting. I initially went to college for broadcasting, I wanted to be a radio DJ. Then I switched my major to psychology because, well, the brain is awesome! I also took a few music theory classes for fun.
I love psychology, philosophy, theology, astronomy, quantum physics, science fiction and I write short stories and poems. So, basically, I'm a huge nerd.