For as long as I can remember, I've had a passion and keen ear for music. So, naturally, I learned to write songs, sing and play guitar. Then, one day in bella Italia, while contemplating my existence in a cafe, I met the man who would bring me to the next step in my journey. He was the owner of a famous recording studio in California called Shangri-La. Imagine that! Famous producers such as Rick Rubin (now the current owner) and others have produced countless hit records there. I was on the right track! After working at the studio, learning and learning, and producing a few records there over a period of 2 years, I needed to expand my horizons once again. I wanted to get out of LA and form a more organic group, so I moved to Austin where I began working to build what is now Fine Lion.