I am a super extroverted, passionate, adventurous person. Growing up I always planned on becoming a veterinarian. In high school, I started to fall in love with playing music, euphonium specifically. I took a left turn to pursue music education at the University of Alabama, even as a die-hard Auburn fan. That experience gave me a deep passion for education and music. I also met my wife, Jackie, at Alabama. Anyway, playing music took me around the world playing in solo competitions from Arizona to Michigan to Italy to Finland. After 2.5 years in music ed. I realized I loved it but I still wanted to be a vet. My wife and I met while co-founding (with one other friend) the Alabama pre-veterinary club. We built a curriculum to help guide future pre-veterinary students at the university. We also fell in love. We soon moved in together after only 6 months and we were accepted to Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine together into the class of 2018. We got married between 2nd and 3rd year of vet school and have now been together for almost 11 years. Currently we have four pets: Amica (cat), and our dogs, Coppo, Luca, and Shelli.