- Master of Music degree with a major in Music Technology from Northwestern University
- Certificate in Sound Design from Northwestern University
- Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University with a double major in Music Technology and Computer Science
- Five years professional experience working with video game-based multimedia training scenarios, primarily focusing in the areas of music composition and recording, sound design, and programming.
- Music technology
- Digital signal processing
- Music composition and sound design for interactive multimedia (i.e. videogames and game-based learning environments)
- Programming of music and audio systems