Gavin was born in the southeastern Texas town of Nederland in 1987. Music was introduced to him in the form of a recorder at the age of 10, followed by the alto saxophone the following year (which he kept up with all the way through college until 2012.) While practicing saxophone, Gavin was introduced to metal in the form of Nightwish during high school through a friend. It was this band that would ultimately lead to him testing out the guitar in 2014 when he got the urge to play some music again.
Since then, Gavin has set out to develop his technique (inspired by such bands as Scar Symmetry, Dream Theater, Sonata Arctica, and Cradle of Filth) and made possible by the knowledge gained from attaining a minor in music from Lamar University, combined with guitar lessons at the Fort Worth Guitar Academy.
Gavin states "my goal in Without Sacrifice is to make connections with others through music while getting the opportunity to see the world in the process. I have a passion for game and movie soundtracks and plan to use the knowledge I have gained to begin my own project in the future.
There is still a long way to go, but I am thankful to all of you who take the time to follow the band and hope that you enjoy the journey."