Born and raised in Kazan, Russia and is currently a student at Brigham Young University of Hawaii. He is set to graduate in December 2014 with a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance. He is an inventor of the Guitar Drum, an attachable acoustic guitar accessory that allows you to get similar sounds out of your guitar to that of a cajon. You can check it out here http://youtu.be/boKcd5sJomE. He won first place in a business pitch competition against 200 students with this invention. He also took second in a business plan competition where he competed against 200 students.