I'm a highly versatile improvising pianist and accordionist with degrees in Jazz Performance and extensive experience with interdisciplinary collaborative improvisation. In addition to performing, I am also a composer and have completed several short film scores and written works for small and large jazz ensembles, orchestra and chamber ensembles. For six years, I was a member of the faculty at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and at the Community Center for the Arts in Urbana, Illinois. After completing my doctorate in 2011, I began collaborative work with dancemaker and improviser Sandra Paola López and shortly after, we founded in2~improvise.play.live (in2improv.com), an organization that fosters group creativity to promote the building of environments in which people can explore new ways of relating and creating through performance and collaborative improvisation. I am an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Texas at El Paso where I teach improvisation and piano.