He was born in italy and grew up in Wyoming. His first instrument was the saxophone. He started playing it in the 6th grade in Cody, Wyoming. He went to high school at the hyde school in Bath, Maine. He later graduated and attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston where he studied jazz performance & music theory. He only attended for a few semesters. He left berklee and taught himself to play the guitar and began writing songs in Las Vegas. He lived there for a couple months then moved to Miami. He has lived in Miami since.