DJ comes with a heavy background in drum corps performance. As a tuba player, DJ performed with the DCI World class finalists, Spirit of Atlanta for 5 years.
In addition, DJ was also a cast member of the 2015 Blue Devils International, where he taught clinics and performed across Europe and Taiwan. Following that season, he also served as visual staff member for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps. Outside of teaching marching bands, and private music, DJ is also a marketing director for a business coaching consultancy, and CEO of a digital advertising agency.