Dr. Pugh has a D.A. in Trumpet Performance/Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. He has performed professionally for Wayne Newton, Charo, Jerry Lewis, Phyllis Diller, the Temptations, the Fifth Dimension, and many others. He currently teaches 4/5th strings and high school orchestra for White Pine and Burley High School. He also teaches 6-8th bands for White Pine and Burley Junior High. He has conducted and been a soloist for the Burley Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Principal Trumpet for Kiss Me Kate and Les Miserables at the King Fine Arts Center. He is the music director for the First Presbyterian Church in Burley.