I was born at home outside of Wimberley, TX and I am 9 minutes older than my twin brother Eli. I began playing the violin at age 3, so music has always been a part of my life. When I was 13 I moved to Durango CO where I quit playing violin and began tinkering with guitar. Growing up, my brother and I did everything together; played music, football, track, theater, rode horses. But in high school, we split ways and he did sports and I focused on theater. Towards the end of our senior year, he took up the bass and we began to play music together again. In August 2001, we moved back to Texas with the plan of working a year and returning to Colorado for school. Well, in April of 2002 we began Texas Renegade and decided to stay in Texas. In the spring of 2004 I started college and while working and playing 180 shows per year somehow managed to graduate with a communication studies degree and business minor in May of 2009.