Christian has been a singer-songwriter for over 25 years. As a boy he was influenced by his Father, Jerry Heldman, a world-class Jazz Bassist; and often got to sit in with artists such as Larry Coryell, McCoy Tyner and David Friesen. A Seattle native, Christian was entrenched in the Grunge Scene of the 90’s and performed regularly with members of Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and the Screaming Trees. He is a multi-instrumentalist and currently plays in a host of San Diego bands. Christian’s substance abuse started at a young age and was as much a part of his life as his music career, “I always thought the drugs and alcohol were my solution until I discovered they were just holding me back from accessing my artistic nature.” Christian now finds great purpose and enjoyment in helping others to recover and he sees music as one of the greatest vehicles for that adventure.