"My parents bought me my first guitar at the age of twelve. I am self taught with the exception of three lessons that I found to be difficult to follow. I wrote a love song at the age of 13 and hoped to become a music performer as a lifetime career. I was introduced to alcohol by a new class mate when my father was posted in the Canadian Armed Forces to Thunder Bay Ontario. Marijuana soon followed and I also experimented with other drugs to fit in, which stared a cycle of coping by escape from the stress of adolescence and some uneducated choices. Due to unhealthy intimate relationships I suffered a few head traumas as a result of domestic violence. Addiction has been an influence on the lack musical success as well as overcoming shyness and low self esteem. I have had success with sobriety for a few years in the past; however, I used to feel that I was missing out on fun and life until I turned my life over to God and let go with the help of Jesus Christ. Since then, I have had no desire to use drugs, alcohol tobacco or any medications and I no longer count the days. Instead I feel a complete freedom to be who God has meant me to be and inspired to share the message of hope and healing by the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus. I have been blessed with a gift to share. I am the pen and God is the ink, so I consider myself a co-creator with my Creator God Almighty. I have learned that it is not the destination but the journey to get there with the help and appreciation of those I am blessed to encounter along the way."