Degrees and Certifications:
Southwest Missouri State - BS in EducationUniversity of Arkansas - Master of Music in Trumpet Performance
Welcome to the home of the Santa Gertrudis Mighty Lion Band.
I am currently in my fourth year as head band director at Santa Gertrudis. During that time, we have started a marching band, a jazz program and are currently working to start a mariachiprogram.
My parents are retired missionaries to South Korea. I was born overseas and lived over ten years of my life in Seoul Korea. I am married to Jennifer Sholtis, a music teacher at TAMUK, andI have a daughter currently attending the University of Houston.
I started my music career playing trumpet in seventh grade band. I always enjoyed playing the trumpet, and all that practice has paid off.
I have played in several different professionalgroups including the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. as well as the TAMUK brass quintet. I got into music because I enjoy playing the trumpet, but I have also really enjoyed bringing my love of music to the next generations.
I hope to instill a passion and love of music in my students so that they can enjoy music at a different level.