I am a do-it-myself songcrafter in Portland, OR . . . I began with the guitar at age 13 . . . I later studied art and architecture . . . It was while working as an architectural designer in the late 1990's that I helped found the influential Americana band 'Bunco Kelly' . . . Lately, I have been working at home on solo projects . . . Most of these projects involve writing short themes and songs . . .