TJ has been studying music and percussion for 20 years. He has had the privilege to participate and perform with various groups and ensembles throughout High School, College, Drum Corps, and Freelance work. His passion for the drum set began at age 11 when he studied at a local music store in Centerville, OH sharing an hour with his Dad. Throughout the remainder of High School and College he immersed myself in the world of marching percussion marching by joining Capital Regiment (2000) and The Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps (2001-2003), and also Rhythm-X Indoor Percussion Ensemble (2003-2005). It was there on the field, where he found his love for performing.
TJ has never really classified his playing style into any specific genre, as being versatile is an important trait for any drummer. He has adapted and applied several concepts that are introduced in a marching percussion environment to his independent and professional study such as: rhythmic accuracy, sound quality, professionalism, and above all else a disciplined work ethic. His goal is to be able to apply himself to any musical or stylistic setting. Over the years, TJ has had the pleasure of performing in a wide variety of venues ranging from clubs, stadiums, arenas and even Los Angeles's prestigious Hollywood Bowl.
In 2007, TJ joined the Alternative Rock Quartet: NEEDMORE, filling the role as drummer, percussionist, and backing vocalist. NEEDMORE recorded their Self-Titled debut album with Del-Fi Music Group (Universal Music Group (InGrooves) Distribution) in 2009. Also, in 2010 NEEDMORE released their latest single "Lost My Way" under their own representation. NEEDMORE has had the opportunity to support Major Label acts such as: The Gym Class Heroes, Tyrone Wells, SafteySuit, and OneRepublic as well as headline Clubs and Colleges Nationwide.
TJ joined the Innovative Percussion artist roster in 2010. In addition, he also endorses EVANS Drumheads and Planet Waves cables.
TJ resides in Dayton, OH with his wife and daughter. In between touring with NEEDMORE, he instructs the Centerville High School Drumline as well as teaches private lessons in the greater Dayton area.