+ 1998-2001: studied with Stephen Kostyniak (Utah & Pittsburgh Symphonies).
+ 2004-2008: Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University in Horn Performance, studied with Laurence Lowe.
+ 2008: Fellow at University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Chamber Music Festival.
+ 2008: Fellow at Chautauqua Music Festival, New York. 2nd place finalist in solo concerto competition.
+ 2009: Participant at National Repertory Orchestra, Colorado.
+ 2008-2012: Private lessons with Dale Clevenger, Bill Caballero, Jim Thatcher, Brian O'Conner, Bill Bernatis, Roger Kaza, Marty Hackleman, Jeff Scott, Bruce Gifford, Steve Proser, Bruce Henniss, Brian Jensen, Mike Thornton, and Ron Schneider.
+ 2008-2012: Participated in masterclasses with Phil Myers, David Jolley, Gail Williams, Jacek Muzyk, and Laurel Ohlsson.