For his early work, he is best known for the bands Vice (with whom he shared the stage with the Skulls, 9 Pound Hammer, Raging Slab, and more) and Aur'a-Sen (whose drummer, Mike Froedge, later played with DoubleDrive, Black Label Society, and others). He worked throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s as a recording engineer and producer, as well as a brief stint for Provider Magazine, owned by Thomson Newspaper Group, as well as performing for acts like Somebody's Ghost, Menage a Trios, and others.
He also began teaching, producing shows, and more. By 2000, he had located to Lexington, KY and started Skinny Devil Music Lab, which now is the home for Skinny Devil Mobile Recording, Skinny Devil Booking, Skinny Devil Magazine, Skinny Devil Records, and more. In 2005, he formed his blues duo Alien Blue (disbanded 2013).