Hi Folks. I'm Mike, originally from Pittsburgh. (Go Steelers! Go Penguins! Go Pirates!) I've lived in Pittsburgh, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Naples, Baltimore, Chevy Chase (DC), and Richmond. (I'm an east coast guy...) I suffered two stokes within a couple months of each other in 2008. I returned to work, but realized that 14 hour work-days were not in my future any more. I ended up retiring in September of 2009 from being the president of the local region of a national company. My fiancé (now wife) and I bought and renovated a 1910 arts and crafts four-square home in Pittsburgh. My playing had suffered a great deal due to the strokes. Thankfully, after several years I can consider myself a drummer again. I have currently have around thirty snare drums from Craviotto, Dunnett, DW, Gretsch, Ludwig and Slingerland. I've owned a lot of kits over the years, but I've recently scaled down. These days I have a DW Collector's Series shell bank, a Gretsch USA Custom shell bank, and a 1966 Slingerland Gene Krupa Model 1N kit. You can reach me at [email protected] if you'd like. -Mike
May 3, 1959 (Age: 61)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



"We don't stop playing because we grow old.
We grow old because we stop playing."

"I wish that my playing reminded people of Steve Gadd. But they seem to confuse me with his little known cousin... E."

"When I was young I wanted to be a drummer when I grew up, then I realized that I could only be a drummer if I didn't."

"Snare drums happen."

"Not a man of few words..."

Drum sets - Gretsch, DW, and Slingerland

Snare drums - Gretsch, DW, Slingerland, Ludwig, and Dunnett

Cymbals - Zildjian A, K, K Custom, and K Constantinople

Hardware -DW 9000, 6000, and 6000 UL

Cases - Humes & Berg Enduro and Enduro Pro

Microphones - Shure