I grew up in South Jersey and miss the ‘shore’ a bunch, but I’ve been in Texas for 20 years and I’m proud to call Dallas ‘home’. In my spare time I play golf as often as possible! I am an amateur fossil hunter, I dabble in and love art, and I'm a sucker for documentaries. Most of the time I can be found laughing with and at my soon to be 21 year old son Parker Cole (named after Charlie Parker and Cole Porter). Not a musician, he is instead a critic, movie buff, and fan of Japanese card games (no lie). I also enjoy cooking and finding interesting people and places to visit with my amazing girlfriend Gracie. Although my main instrument is saxophone, I've taught just about everything over the past 20 years...including mandolin! I look forward to helping you on your musical journey in any way that I can.