Troy grew up in the small town of Sierra Vista, Arizona, which had few bassists, so he was always musically in demand. He moved to Tucson immediately after high school and earned a bachelor’s degree in Radio/Television at the University of Arizona. His bass heroes include Sir Paul, The Ox, Dee Murray, Peter Cetera, Chris Squire, Mike Rutherford, John Wetton and Tony Levin.
A 2012 TAMMY Award winner, Troy has been a broadcaster, actor, graphic designer, photographer and choir director. He has played with Crystal Stark, The Tucson Pops Orchestra, Smallvox, and the legendary Gila Bend. He is currently bassist/vocalist for Arizona's Sassiest Songstress LeeAnne Savage, The Minstrel's Ghost. and folk-rockers The Tangelos. Troy has recorded with The Minstrel's Ghost ("The Road To Avalon" CD), Smallvox, and the just-completed EP from The Tangelos.