My road in life has been direct.
Grew up loving the theatre.
Did an apprenticeship in High School.
Majored in Theatre in undergrad.
Discovered my passion was in directing.
Did a one year directing internship at Milwaukee Rep Theatre after graduating.
Then moved to Chicago and freelanced as a director.
Then hit a wall, so went to Carnegie Mellon to get my MFA.
Moved to NYC, then fell in love & moved to L.A., got married, got great jobs and live happily...


Clinical Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing

Professor of Acting and Directing, Director, Theatre Head at Non-profit.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

Crawl out of bed. Go to gym (not every day), go to non-profit and work a few hours (writing scripts, planning shows, training teachers to teach elementary school theatre). Then head to LMU, usually have a meeting , then teach a class. Often I have auditions or rehearsals in the evening. Home by 10PM (ish). Do it again.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Volunteer for everything. Don't worry about making the money from theatre right away. Just get involved and the money will come. Learn how to stage manage, design lights, build things. Be willing to step outside of your comfort zone. Read a lot of plays.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should consider being a lawyer since I am so good in front of people. Or would constantly ask, "so theatre, what are you gonna do with that?""