Mr. Westphal was born and raised in Orange County. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Azusa Pacific University. His Master’s Degree in Education and California Teaching Credential are from Hope International University. For the last two years, Mr. Westphal has served as the Assistant Band Director at Esperanza High School in Anaheim, where he implemented the chamber music program. He was also a Woodwind and Jazz Coach at Orange Lutheran High School, and has taught a large private studio. Mr. Westphal has been involved in many different award winning jazz and concert bands, and has playing woodwind instruments in various chamber groups, musicals, and marching bands.
In his spare time, Mr. Westphal enjoys exploring new restaurants and coffee shops, and cooking at home. He also loves camping and hiking.