Is streaming your full time job?
No. Well... Yes? I'm a full-time software engineer at a robotics company, but also live stream 40+ hours a week as well as create regular YouTube content and produce music. I don't sleep much...
When did you start streaming?
My first stream on Twitch was March 17, 2018.
Are you married?
To an intelligent, caring, and beautiful girl who takes amazing care of me. She is a Pharmacist and a crazy cat mom.
How old are you?
As of writing this I'm 30 years old. If you're reading this a year from today I'll be 31. If you're reading this......
What got you into creating content?
I was pretty high ranked in PUBG when it first came out - I was regularly top-10 in NA FPP in kills and wins. I used to make highlight videos from my gameplay on YouTube but never really got any traction until I started streaming Escape from Tarkov on Twitch and making YouTube content from that. What convinced me to start streaming was a combination of peer-pressure from a few of my friends and watching Smoke stream EFT.
How long have you been a musician?
After seeing the Blue Man Group when I was around 9 or 10, my dad built me a makeshift drum set from some old buckets and other miscellaneous junk we had lying around in our basement. I quickly progressed to getting a real kit and taking drum lessons and got quite good for an 11-year old - primarily playing jazz fusion drums. I got bored with it after a few years and when I was 15 picked up the guitar after stumbling across a video of Steve Vai playing "Tender Surrender". I've been dabbling in all sorts of instruments like bass, piano, and synthesis on and off since then.
Where are you from?
Born and raised in the northeastern United States - New England baby!
What are your favorite or most influential games?
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Skyrim, Oblivion, Civilization 5, Hearthstone, PUBG, CS:GO, Shenmue, Pokemon Red, Fallout: New Vegas, Frog Fractions.
What are your favorite or most influential bands or musicians?
Steve Vai, Shawn Lane, Guthrie Govan, Polyphia, Dream Theater, Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurence, The Reign of Kindo, Steely Dan, Chicago.