I attended NC State 2006-2010, majored in Biological Sciences, Psychology and minored in Arts Entrepreneurship - a minor focused on building, marketing and successfully operating Arts Businesses.
Soon after college I spent 3 years as General Manager (head of business operations, managing ~30 employees, ~20 of which are music instructors) at NAMM top 100 music school and dealer (recognized as a top 100 music school and store front).
In addition to being GM ; I also held two other positions as Lead/Managing Music Instructor (managing +20 instructors, combined teaching +2,000 lessons per month).
During this period of growth I became the head of the Rock Academy Program, where handpicked students of similar age, talent level and taste in music formed into bands. The Rock Academy held mandatory weekly band practices, conducted regularly held recitals, recorded original and cover songs/albums, played gigs at local venues and benefit concerts for local charities.