I didn’t record my first song until I was 21 years old. Before music became my focus in life, I was a hockey player. I had aspirations of playing professionally overseas but an injury changed all of that. After I graduated from high school, I took three gap years in order to play Junior hockey. I was hoping to receive an NCAA scholarship and I did. I ended up enrolling at Plymouth State University with a couple of my former teammates, and it turned out to be the best decision I could’ve made.
In my first college hockey game of my freshmen year, I took a bad hit and ended up being diagnosed with compartment syndrome in my right thigh. I finished the game, but afterwards had to go to the hospital and have emergency surgery. I had no idea what compartment syndrome was, all I saw was massive, painful swelling in my right thigh. I ended up needing eleven procedures in total to avoid an amputation, and I had to re-learn how to walk twice during my recovery. I lived in a burn for weeks because my leg was too swollen to heal from the initial operation without a skin graft. I had to leave school for months in order to recover, and doctors told my family I may never walk again.
I ended up playing eight games at the end of that season, we won a championship, and made it to the NCAA tournament. Eventually, my injury proved to be too damaging to continue playing at the NCAA level and I had to hang up my skates for good. It was soon after this injury when my childhood friend Pat Bodi, pressured me into making music. He himself is an incredibly talented producer, and he knew I had a passion for it. I took him up on his offer and now music has become my entire life. I learned how to record/engineer my own songs, I learned how to play the guitar, I built my own studio, and I have a track out with Sammy Adams. You never know what you can achieve until you try. 7Forever. - LOC.