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I'm a freelance Music Producer, Songwriter, Musician and Proprietor of Why Me? Studios in Streamwood IL. I'm currently the Publisher of Singin’ Praise Kids and Singin’ Praise Tots, created by the music team of Sonja DiNanno, Marta Johnson and myself. The team got their start writing worship and praise songs for Promiseland, the Children’s Ministry of Willow Creek Community Church, over ten years ago. Their musical partnership has produced hundreds of creative, fun, engaging, worship-based songs for kids of all ages. From quiet, reflective praise songs to toe-tappin’, hand clappin’ all-out worship celebrations, Singin’ Praise Kids has it all! Also, I am a music producer for Promiseland Children’s Ministry at Willow Creek Community Church and Spotlight Youth Theater. I'm also a jingle/theme writer in the technology podcast-sphere. My credits include several jingles/themes for Leo LaPorte’s, TWiT.tv network. To my credit are the “Giz Wiz” podcast with Leo LaPorte and Mad Magazine’s Maddest writer and the Giz Wiz Dick DeBartolo, “Tech News Today” with Tom Merritt, “iPad Today” with Sarah Lane, “Home Theater Geeks” and“CNET’s Buzz Out Loud” to name a few. With a career that spans over 30 years, I've worked with several Chicago-based musical groups such as XTC, Drive, Kelly and the Playmakers, The Stay Tuned Orchestra, and Willow Creek Community Church. My work includes playing bass with noted artist’s such as Darlene Czech, Laura Hall, Tommy Walker, John Carlson, and Kirk Whalum, among others. I'm also a musical contributor for the Annual Willow Creek Association’s Children’s Ministry Conference each spring. Why Me? Studios was lovingly named from a three Stooges line. When I realized I had a heart for music, I asked a natural question, “Why me, God?”. Each time I creates a piece of music that fills a need for someone, I know I'm honored with a gift I've been so graciously given.