Ross is a former Navy spook and currently works for Northrop Grumman as a database architect.
Ross has been involved with music since the 4th grade. From his humble roots learning the Flutaphone, he moved on to Cornet, and then to French Horn which he played through Junior and High School. He had modest success on the horn and was the first chair in his Junior and Senior years. Ross’ singing career was limited to the Lutheran Church until he got to high school where he doubled up his musical fun and added chorus to all of his band activities. Ross auditioned and was accepted for the Nevada All-State Chorus his final three years of high school. Ross was introduced to barbershop by his father and joined the Las Vegas Gambleaires during his Senior year where his father was the assistant director.
Ross took a 12-year break from making music while he served in the U.S. Navy. After he got out of the service he joined the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) in 1991 where he took up the bardic arts and learned to play the dumbek for the local belly dancers. This love for drumming eventually led to his being asked to help form a drum troupe called Mystic Fire which he played with for 7 years. Ross still drums for belly dancers when his schedule permits it.
Since getting back into singing Ross has sung with the Suffolk Commonwealth Chorus, Norfolk's Commodore Chorus, the Rocky Mount NC Big Chorus (mic testers for the 2007 Barbershop Harmony Society’s international chorus contest in Denver, CO) and the award-winning a cappella group, Soundworks, based in Richmond, VA. In addition to singing with choruses, Ross has been an active quartet guy as well, singing with Chord on Blue, Eclectic, Way Too Feisty, Class Act and now The School Board.
Ross has had the pleasure of being included in four recordings so far, one for the SCA that is no longer available called “Fair Lady Atlantia”, "Shatter" that was released by Mystic Fire, and two CDs released by Soundworks, "Come On Along" and "Li'l Red Riding Hood and More". Ross will also be on Soundworks forthcoming holiday CD that should be available in 2020.
“Tenor-man” is married to a wonderfully supportive woman and has three lovely step-daughters. The girls seem to have not been permanently scarred by living in the musical comedy world that is living with their step-father. Ross contributes the high harmonies for The School Board. Watch them in action and you'll see why they call him Giggles ...