Welcome to my Caring Bridge site. I've created it to keep friends and family updated. I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. I am so very thankful for all of the love and support so far and I look forward to reading more words of encouragement. My story is that due to the type of cancer (base of the tongue) and the severity of the treatment I am having to lay down my trombone for a period of a few months. That means that I will be healing but I also won't be working. I am officially taking next semester off from both colleges that I teach at and I won't be doing any performing either (which is the bulk of my income). If you want to go on to my Facebook page to find out what I do for work, feel free. You will see that I am mostly a performer and I am a part time teacher of low brass lessons as well. I have a wife, Randy, who is a God send during all of this and 2 step children who are 20 (Davis) and 23 (Devon) who are both wonderful during all of this too.