STORYTELLER, PROJECT MANAGER, BRAND STRATEGIST
A lifelong storyteller and military veteran, I seamlessly transitioned from entertaining soldiers in the barracks to comedy club audiences around the world. My award winning short film, Dream Job (2012), earned me a scholarship to finish my BFA at The School of Visual Arts. My work ethic and goofy sense of humor combined to open doors to satellite-radio, acting, tv / film production and a career in advertising; with clients that include Fangoria, Sirius, BK Nets, NY Islanders, MTV, Marvel, and Netflix.
After being recruited by Troops to Teachers I started teaching Art, English and History/Social Studies in NYC's Public Schools. Teaching is the highest form of showbiz and there's no tougher audience than teenage New Yorkers in an overcrowded/underfunded classroom.
Diversity, inclusion and equity are more than just buzzwords. I've spent decades engaging diverse audiences and leading inclusive teams; during military life, on stage, in a professional setting and in the classroom. I lead highly collaborative multi-disciplined groups of diverse personalities towards a common goal with a light heart and a sense of humor. Career supported by military honors, my before mentioned BFA from The School of Visual Arts' competitive Advertising / Design program and an MFA in Creative Writing from National University.