THE JOURNEY

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About

I am a husband, father of 2 children, worship pastor, songwriter, actor, musician, composer, producer and a grateful follower of Jesus Christ. I was born and grew up in San Diego, California. My grandparents had 17 children including my father and my mother's parents had 7 including her. I have a large family with a lot of cousins! My parents decided to move the family to Lake Havasu City, AZ and I attended High School there. I began playing guitar when I was 14 and was in the youth band at church. I was writing songs at 15 and have not stopped since. After high school me and some friends started the punk band Gutfiddle.  After releasing a few tapes and 7 inches we were signed to a record label and recorded our first album at West Beach Studio Recorders in Hollywood California with Donnell Cameron. We toured throughout California, Arizona, Nevada playing with bands including Blink 182, Unwritten Law, Ten Foot Pole, Face to Face, Vandals, No Use For A Name, Homegrown, Voodoo Glow Skulls and many others. 

I decided to move back to San Diego and eventually started the indie rock band Parker Theory. I wrote and recorded a self titled EP and then booked the first show to release it. It felt great to write, record and play live again.  Steve Harwell the lead singer of Smash Mouth heard the ep and reached out to me about working together. He added the band to some concert dates and helped the interest boost quicker. One of the songs charted number on mp3.com which eventually helped us gain new fans and eventually get record deals outside of the US. At the same time some local radio stations were adding it in rotation. Over the years I was able to license some of the albums for distribution in the US, Japan, Brazil and Sweden. And eventually licensed songs for film and televsion. The band played and toured with several genre bands including Switchfoot, Jason Mraz, One Republic, P.O.D, Smash Mouth and many others.  We had a incredible label in Japan and were able to go and tour there, experience their culture and see how music can impact people anywhere even though we speak different languages. After releasing 4 albums and 2 EPs a door opened with acting during that time. This was something I was always interested in but never pursued, my focus had been music. The band was asked to play a original song in a feature film so we did and then more opportunities came with speaking roles. So I joined the actors union and became a member of SAG. I love film, acting and the whole process. Like music there is so much room for creativity. I am still currently an Actor and I am now starting to Produce and have Composed a few feature films. You can see what I am currently working on at  IMDB

I am also a worship pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. I love working and serving in ministry and the community. 

I have so many things to be grateful for. But most important are my relationships with my family, friends and God. I am so thankful to Jesus for his sacrifice, grace, mercy and immense love for us that we can be forgiven, have a personal relationship with Him and have eternal hope and life with him forever. 

Thank you for the support and taking time to read through a little bit of my story and journey. 

Hope, Love, Dream and Believe.