With the orchestra since: 1978
I'm originally from: Ashland, N.Y.
Age I started studying my instrument: 11
My favorite piece to play on my instrument: George of the Jungle
My iPod's usually playing: Alison Krauss or audio books.
I'm an expert at: Finding lost golf balls
But I'm really lousy at: Golf
Career path if I hadn't chosen music: Meteorology
Some little-known, yet interesting fact about me: Before I got paid to play trombone, I worked as a farm hand, a human pin setter at a bowling alley and a fish cutter.
Funniest concert moment: I would have to say it was the time a fight broke out in the audience at a performance of the Nutcracker ballet.
The question I'm asked most often about my instrument: "Why the trombone?" The Gillette March, from '50s TV commercials.