Nickname in band: “A” or AJ
Age: 32 (in 2012)
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Musical influences: Green Day, Simple Plan, The Starting Line, Audio Adrenaline, Delirious, Switchfoot, Journey, Gin Blossoms...
Hobbies: golf, basketball, football, hunting, fishing, hanging out with my wife
Greatest struggle as a teenager and how you coped: I attended four different high schools in four years and had to deal with meeting new people and making new friends each time my family moved. Through church and youth group I was able to make friends and still have a good high school experience.
Advice for youth today: Don’t worry about what others think of you. Learn a second language. Play an instrument. Have fun with life and don’t take anything for granted.
Random personal fact: I was arrested when I was 17 for fishing in a neighborhood man-made lake. Two of my friends and I were fishing at night, and the cops came and busted us. I was arrested for trespassing, and they confiscated my fishing pole. I had to go to a class for troubled teens and write a letter of apology to the city of Glendale for the horrible thing I did.