I am an improviser and composer that performs in jazz and experimental ensembles. My latest CD project, KOAN, features Herb Robertson (trumpet), Mack Goldsbury (saxophone), Erik Unsworth (bass) and Lou Grassi (drums). I have also written works for jazz and chamber ensembles, wind symphony, orchestra, dance choreography, film and interactive media. I am an Assistant Professor of music at the University of Texas at El Paso where I work with students on creative music practices through performance, composition, and collaborative music making. I co-founded and am the Assistant Director of the Institute for Improvisation and Social Action (ImprovISA) an organization that uses performance and improvisation to empower communities.