When I was 14 years old I remember telling a friend that I wanted to be a songwriter. I might have well been saying that I wanted to be an astronaut. I had no idea how to make this dream happen. But I wanted it. Bad.

For the last 35 I’ve been lucky to make a living writing songs, making records and playing shows. I’ve also found ways to use music to bring about change..

Whether I’m working with the non-profit I co-founded, SongwritingWith:Soldiers, writing with companies or individuals to help them tell their story, giving a keynote, or leading a workshop, Music is at the center of what I do..

It’s all based on a song –– actively reaching out to find the story, putting it into words and then hanging it on a melody and letting it fly..