SFC Stockton left his small hometown in 1995 and moved to New York City to pursue musical studies. There, he performed with numerous orchestras and jazz bands. During the summers, Stockton would travel to Europe to play in summer music festivals. Although he is a native of Chicago, Stockton met his wife while playing in a festival orchestra in Graz, Austria during the summer of 1999. Besides playing in the band, Stockton enjoys cooking and tinkering with old cars.