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Work History

Sept 2011Present

Director, Concert Productions

Cedar Park Church, Bothell WA
  • Production Conductor:  Christmas/Easter/Patriotic
  • Full Orchestra/Choir/Vocal Ensembles
  • Arranger/Composer (See YOUTUBE RECORDINGS, links below)
  • Enhanced Sundays Special Arrangements & Presentations
April 2016Present

Substitute Teacher

Lake Washington School District, Kirkland-Redmond WA
  • Primary:  Orchestra/Band/Vocal Music
Sept 2013May 2016

Department Supervisor

The Home Depot, Bothell WA
  • PACIFIC NORTHWEST STORE GROSS SALES LEADER:  $80,000,000 Annual Sales
  • Building Materials-Lumber Supervisor
    • Customer Service ALL STAR Service Award
    • Bronze and Silver Customer Service Awards
  • Leadership Training, Personnel Evaluation
  • Kitchen & Bath / Flooring & Walls Associate
20112015

Jazz Band Adjudicator & Clinician

Millcreek, Snohomish Valley, & Northlake Jazz Festivals
  • Judge/Clinician for High School & Middle School  Vocal & Instrumental Ensembles
Jan 2012May 2014

Adjunct Professor of Music

Northwest University, Kirkland WA
  • COMPOSITION 1 (Orchestration)      
  • COMPOSITION 2 (Adv.Orch/Arranging)    
  • WIND ENSEMBLE 
  • BRASS METHODS                                  
  • EAR TRAINING 3-4                                      
  • APPLIED TROMBONE
  • BASIC COMPUTER NOTATION (FINALE)
Nov2013

Arranger & Guest Conductor

The Wounded Warrior Project, Edmonds WA
  • Arranged for and Directed a performance of a local Semi-Professional Jazz Band and Singers in a Veterans Day fund raising project.  Westgate Chapel.
20032010

Director of Instrumental Music / Founding Dir: RamCorps

University of Mobile, Mobile AL
  • MUSIC THEORY 101, 102
  • MUSIC THEORY LAB 101L, 102L
  • ORCHESTRATION
  • BRASS PEDAGOGY
  • APPLIED TROMBONE
  • JAZZ BAND
  • WIND ENSEMBLE
  • RAMCORPS
  • Instrumental Program Administrator
    • Instructor Acquisition
    • Instructor Contracts
    • Instructional/Student Performance Standards

RAMCORPS:  A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY   

Creator, Administrator, Recruiter, Composer, Arranger, and Conductor

  • Group Description: 19 member PR brass and percussion performance ensemble.
  • Represented the University of Mobile in over 300 performances in six years. 
  • Recruited high level college performer/students and trained in an ultra-high level of performance execution and visual performance excellence. 
  • Trained in a wide variety of genres, performing sophisticated classical, rock, pop, jazz, funk, patriotic, and sacred renditions.
  • Local and regional performances included civic-community events, public and Christian schools, churches, large scale band competitions as an exhibition group, as well as amateur and professional sporting events. 
  • Appeared in six southern states and toured abroad in Europe and in Moscow, Russia. 
  • Appeared twice with then Alabama Governor, Bob Riley, as well as with other political celebrities including, Governor- Mike Huckabee (AR), Oliver North, Speaker of the House- Knute Gingrich, Senator Zell Miller (AL), and then Governor Jeb Bush (FL). 
  • Was selected as the single featured opening entertainment and performed the National Anthem for the dedication of the Hank Aaron Boyhood Home Museum in Mobile, appearing with pro baseball greats:  Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Reggie Jackson, Ozzie Smith, Bob Feller, Bruce Sutter, Ricky Henderson, MLB Hall of Fame VP- Jeff Idleson, Luis Gonzales, and MLB Commisioner, Bud Selig. 
  • Made several recordings over six years culminating with “RamCorps For The Record”, a CD and DVD project primarily arranged by RamCorps founding Creator-Director, Donald Wolf.
19922003

Pastor of Worship & the Arts

Evergreen Christian Fellowship, Issaquah WA
  • Worship Leader
  • Instrumental/Vocal Director
  • Administrator of Graded Choirs & Vocal Music Education
  • Instrumental/Vocal Arranger
  • Dramatic Program Oversight
19921999

Jazz Band Director

Music Works Northwest, Bellevue WA
  • All-Star Student Jazz Bands, Middle School/High School Levels
  • Summer Jazz Camps
  • Seasonal Public Performances
Jan 1992Feb 1992

Artist & Production Coordinator

DC Talk: Free At Last Tour,  WA/OR

Responsible for artist and production coordination of (5) shows throughout DC Talk's Northwest Tour: 

  • Seattle (2 Shows)
  • Spokane
  • Bellingham
  • Salem OR
19861991

Director: Music & Productions

Carpenter's Home Church, Lakeland FL
  • Director of Music
  • Producer, Productions Conductor, Arranger
  • Weekly Sunday Orchestra AM / Jazz Band PM performances 
  • Studio Production Tracks for Large Scale Productions
  • Youth Musicals Direction or Oversight 
19851986

Chief Musician / Music Associate

Calvary Temple, Denver CO
  • Adult Choir Director
  • Weekly service production arranging
  • Handbell Choir
19821986

Music Editor

Tyndale Periodicals, Carol Stream IL

Reviewed 150 albums and wrote artist feature profiles on the leading Christian music artists, including:

  • Kathy Trocolli
  • Hale & Wilder
  • David Meece
  • BJ Thomas
  • Ralph Carmichael
  • Leon Patillo
  • Dion 
  • Glad
  • Michele Pillar
  • John Fischer
  • Russ Taff
19831985

Assistant Minister of Music

University Baptist Church, Coral Gables FL
  • Director:  Weekly Sunday Service Orchestra Performances
  • Weekly Rehearsals (Vocal/Instrumental)
  • Production Assistant (Miami Christmas Pageant)
  • Vocal/Instrumental Arranger
  • HS Vocal Ensemble Director
19811983

Youth Music Director / Music Director

Christ Fellowship, Palmetto Bay FL) 
  • Worship Brass Accompaniment
  • Youth Choirs & Youth Ensembles 
  • Arranger
  • Condutor:  Christmas/Easter Productions. Choir & Orchestra 
19801981

Production/Sales Associate

Clarion Soundtrax, Littleton CO
  • Convention Sales Representative
  • Studio Musician (Trombone)
  • Vocals Producer
  • Publishing Associate
19762011

Trombonist / Brass Section Leader / Horn Arranger

TRUTH Tours, Mobile AL (Full Time: July '76-July '78)
  • '40th Anniversary Collection' - 2011, Recording Project
  • Five Short-Term Tours: 1990-2001
  • 'Truth: 25th Anniversary' - 1997, Recording Project 
  • 'Departure' - 1978, Recording Project
  • 'Not Just A Coincidence' - 1977, Recording Project 
  • ''Truth On The Road Live' - 1976, Recording Project

    Education

    19831986

    Master of Music, Media Writing and Production

    University of Miami
    • Intensive Music Scoring, Recording, and Production.  
    • Composed music for a variety of genres including Big Band, Vocal Jazz, Commercial Orchestration, Pop & Rock Instrumental & Vocal.  
    • Studied under industry greats:  Alfred Reed, and Gary Lindsay, 
    19721979

    Bachelor of Education

    Central Washington University
    • Honors & High Distinction (Cum-Laude)
    • Extensive JAZZ (Jazz Band / Vocal Jazz) and Music Theory education.
    • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.  Studied under acclaimed Jazz Educator:  John Moawad, and Composer/Music Theory Educator;  Robert Panerio.

    RECENT ARRANGEMENTS/DIGITAL VIDEOS

    A cross section of church production performance pieces.

    RAMCORPS - FANFARES

    Opening "Attention Getters" 

    RAMCORPS - PATRIOTIC MUSIC

    Patriotism was a core value of our performances.

    RAMCORPS - COMMERCIAL MUSIC

    The goal was to have program material that would reach a wide demographic with various genres.

    RAMCORPS - SACRED MUSIC

    Every Church Performance brought an association of excellence to our Christian university. 

    RAMCORPS - DRUMLINE

    Skilled Student Percussion Performance Demonstrations

    RAMCORPS - POSTERS

    300+ performances (over six years)  throughout Alabama and the southeastern US:  Civic Events, Public and Private Schools, Regional High School Marching Band Festival Exhibitions, Professional Sports Performances, Germany and Moscow Russia tours

    RAMCORPS - 'CELEBRITY' PICTURES

    Special Occasions & Special RamCorps Recognitions

    CARPENTER'S HOME CHURCH

    Music Director, Orchestra Director, Jazz Band Director, Productions Director/Conductor, Arranger/Orchestrator

    RECORDED 'TRUTH' ALBUMS

    Participated as a trombonist, horn section leader & arranger