Adrian’s story began in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, where he spent the first six years of his life amid the sands of the beautiful Grand Canyon State. Then his life pivoted from the desert to the sea when his family moved 2,000 miles away to the balmy world of Florida.
Adrian grew up in Jacksonville. He pursued formal music training from the age of six, progressing in both skill and style over the next decade. He studied piano primarily for over a decade, then pursued voice, clarinet, flute, and independently explored music composition. He attended Trinity Christian Academy for several years, and graduated from the school with his high school diploma in 2013.
Two years later, in May of 2015, Adrian completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Trinity Baptist College. Adrian was eighteen years old at the time, making him the youngest graduate in the school’s then-forty year history.
Adrian’s parents taught their son to be a visionary: a person never afraid to acquire knowledge, to perfect his skills, to push through until he achieves his dreams. They taught him these invaluable life lessons, in part, through their family adventures criss-crossing America by car and by plane. Every year, Adrian and his family travelled thousands of miles between Arizona and his mother’s native home in Central Florida.
Adrian was raised to be as much at home in the clouds as on the ground, and to love every place he visited and every person he met with equal appreciation. His formative years inspired him to pursue a career in aviation and a side venture in the creative arts, including music, photography, and travel.
Today, Adrian’s appreciation for adventure has carried him to twenty-seven U.S. states and counting. He aspires to visit not only every state in America, but every state capital, too. Additionally, Adrian’s willingness to engage others through his music and his time spent on YouTube has also afforded him the opportunity to rub shoulders with numerous well-known luminaries from within the realms of television, travel, and the arts.
One of the late golden age stage and television actresses, Kaye Ballard (1925 - 2019), praised Adrian’s work during an interview when she said it helped “restore at least a little of my hope in young people.”
At the end of the day, the reason why Adrian does all that does is because he loves sharing the goodness of life with others. In a 2016 Florida Today interview about his debut music album The Pirates of Penzance: Revamped and Revisited, Adrian said, “Why I’m so passionate about creating . . . is because so many people have been touched by the music.” And, hopefully, not simply by the music, but also by everything else he creates too.