I have 30 years experience as a professional actor and over 12 years teaching in mostly college settings. I am an adjunct professor at The Art Institute, Columbia Film College, Hollywood, and lead teaching artist workshops at organizations including the City of Los Angeles, UCLA, and The Skirball Cultural Center.

Awards and Grants include:

Independent Newspaper Indie Award, for performance in Good People, Ensemble Theatre, Santa Barbara, 2014

James Irvine Foundation Grant, for Art Expansion, Spark Storytelling/EngAge, live storytelling event, professor, and producer, 2013

California Council for the Humanities Grant,Talk Story, “Democracy”, Multi-lingual, multi-cultural live performance taped for Experience Talks Radio show, Professor, and Producer, 2012

Santa Monica City Grant; artistic contribution for the community, Spark Storytelling co-producer, 2008

Teaching Artists Grant, The Actor’s Fund, Los Angeles, CA, 2007