I am a composer, singer, songwriter, and marimbist in Los Angeles who specializes in building bridges between American and Japanese music. I specialize in music for videogames and animation, and draw on my lifelong love of J-pop, classical, jazz, rock, folk, and electronic music genres to make things pop.
I also write songs and perform as Cats on Mars, compose as part of the Mint Potion Productions team, DJ with Tune in Tokyo, and create interactive art and indie games with the ULTRANIMBUS creative collective.
I have a Bachelors of Music in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston. While there, I studied marimba with Nancy Zeltsman, leading to a lifelong love for the instrument. (I often use a real five-octave marimba in my projects!) I have also conducted continued studies in Videogame Scoring, Music Supervision, & foreign languages from UCLA Extension, Pasadena City College, and the Japanese Language Institute of Sapporo.