A native San Diegan, Randy studied sociology and music at San Diego Mesa College and San Diego State University, and obtained an AA degree in Photography from San Diego City College.
His musical life (percussionist) included performances with the legendary Harry Partch Ensemble at the Aspen Music Festival, Royce Hall (UCLA), Akademie der Kunste (Berlin), WDR (Cologne) and LACMA Monday Night Concerts (Los Angeles). In 1989, Randy enjoyed a two-month residency at the Julliard School while organizing and instructing a student ensemble for the Lincoln Center performances of Partch’s Revelation in the Courthouse Park. The ensemble included several now-notable musicians, including revered percussionist Sue Evans and phenom percussionist/conductor Jeffrey Milarsky. Afterwards, Randy was pictured in a New York Times review.
Randy was also acknowledged in Rolling Stone magazine for his contributions to songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill’s groundbreaking 1994 release Garage Orchestra. The effort was honored with a rare four-star review, and the band performed across the United States and Canada in support of the release.
As an award-winning feature writer and photographer specializing in performing arts, Randy enjoyed long local relationships with The Reader and KPBS publications. His work also appeared in Rolling Stone, The San Diego Union and the Los Angeles Times, among others.
Randy currently resides in San Diego where he shares a forty-year relationship with his lovely wife, Rita. They have two grown daughters, Shannon and Victoria, who, thankfully (and honorably), take care of themselves.