I am a native of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans and have been in the Soul Rebels since 2005. Before joining the Soul Rebels, I was a member of the Stooges Brass Band and Mahogany Brass Band. I attended highly respected St. Augustine High School, where I was a member and drum major of the world famous Marching 100 band. During my years at Xavier University of Louisiana, I received numerous awards and accolades for my musical ability and knowledge of music as well as getting B.A. in Music studies.