I lived the first eighteen years of my life in Durham, North Carolina. I attended the NC School of Science and Math in high school, which was hard as hell and didn’t get me any college credit. I love progressive metal, computers, and extremely difficult video games. My favorite bands are Between the Buried and Me, Dream Theater, Protest the Hero, and Periphery but they change from time to time. I used to play Clarinet and I’m learning to play drums, but double bass pedaling ain’t easy. I’d like to think that I am a logical, matter-of-fact, empathetic guy, but I try to accept criticism from those who disagree.