I have performed at many weddings, private functions and funerals since 1984. 

Affiliations: Loving Touches Memorial Services and Bagpipers For Hire.com


References for memorials & funerals:

The John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation - Memorial service for Woodward A. Wickham.

Algrim & Sons Funeral Home (Palatine & Lake Zurich), Kolssak Funeral Home (Jon, David & Melissa Kolssak), Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home , Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral Home (Mary Sullivan) Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home (Robert Smith, Jr. ), Strang Funeral Home (David G. Strang).


Performances:

Blue Man Group : Recorded music for theater lobby art “Pipe” Rock Parody of Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and performed at the opening night cast party in Chicago.


George Killian : Founder of Killian’s Irish Red Lager - Piper for multiple appearances during his one-week promotional tour of Chicago.


Roger Carrick : The British Council General - Piper for his personal appearances at functions throughout his two-year term.


Other Clients:

Chicago Shakespeare Company

Chicago Heart Association

English-Speaking Union

Columbia Yacht Club


Television:

“The Untouchables” Birthday Surprize Party for actor John Ryes Davies

“Dennis The Menace” 75th Birthday Surprise Party for Walter Mattheau

“ER” (For Executive Producer/Director Chris Chulack

“Following The Footsteps/Vital SIgns” (Stars: Gary Cole and Edward Asner)

“Baby’s Day Out” (for Producer Richard Vane)
“Early Edition” (for Sound Mixer)
"Jack and Mike" (Surprise for Producer Richard Thorpe and Shelly Hack)


Pubs and Taverns: The Abbey Pub Chicago, Durty Nellies Palatine, O’ Sullivans Forest Park, HIdden Shamrock Chicago, Butch McGuires Chicago, McNeil’s Irish Pub Chicago, Duke O’Brien’s Crystal Lake, The Charleston Chicago


Educational Presentations: Chicago Public Schools: Head Start, Bueller YMCA Skill School, DeLacey Family Education Center, Inverness Park District, Mount Prospect Public Library.


Piping Education and Band Affiliation


1993-2000 Member of The University of Chicago Pipe Band, Grade 3

1998 Band performed for the President of the United States

1995 Midwest Grade 3 Champion Supreme Pipe Band

1993 Best Overseas Grade 3 Band, World Championships, Scotland


October 2001-2004

Member of The Chicago Caledonian Pipe Band, grade 4

Band Manager for the Junior Band, Grade 5


2000 Instructor and member of The Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums

Won Champion Supreme Grade 4

Professional band instructor: Jake Watson


Piping Schools / Clinics Attended

1996 Ken Eller Clinic, Chicago

1995 James McGillivray Clinic, Detroit

1994 Oberlin Scottish Arts School, Oberlin, Ohio. Instructors Angus MacDonald, Ken Eller

1986-1993 Member of The Chicago Highlanders Pipe Band

Studied at clinics with professional pipers:

John Walsh, Ron Rollo, Ken Eller

1987 Oberlin Scottish Arts School, Oberlin, Ohio. Instructors: Sandy Keith and Ken Eller

1987 Junior Certificate in Piping from the Glasgow College of Piping

1986 Piping Clinic Chicago: Bob Worrall, Ed Neigh

1985 North American Academy of Piping, Accident Maryland

Instructors: Sandy Jones and Hammy Workman


Solo Awards

1988-3rd place grade 4 March, Macalester College Highland Games: Judge Ken Eller

1988-4th place grade 4 March, Alma Highland Games

1988-1st place grade 3 March, Elgin Scottish Indoor, Chicago, Judge James Macintosh

1988-2nd place grade 3 Strathspey/Reel, Elgin Scottish Indoor, Chicago, Judge: James Macintosh

1887-4th place grade 4 March Oberlin Ohio Highland Games

2 first place and 2 third place for quartet competitions