Dr. Pugh is in his 9th year of teaching bands and orchestras a Burley Junior High, Burley High School, and White Pine Intermediate School. He has a Doctor of Arts degree in Trumpet Performance/Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. He also holds a Master and Bachelor degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his Associate of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Fullerton College in Fullerton, CA.
Dr. Pugh has played professionally all around the world in a career that spans three decades. He has worked with Charo, Phyllis Diller, Wayne Newton, the Fifth Dimension, Jerry Lewis, and Louis Bellson. He enjoys his family, jazz, and gardening.