After majoring in performance at Oberlin, I spent more than 35 years in the arts & entertainment industries working mainly as a writer-producer-director. I've been a guest lecturer on the financing of film, television and digital media with ACG/Yale SOM, The Harvard Club, The Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival, NATAS and many more. My credits include work for ESPN, Fox, Pepsi, GM, Bayer, IBM and others. Interactive television applications I created have been broadcast on affiliates of every major network including PBS.
I was recognized as the key author from the private sector for the creation of the digital media and motion picture tax credits in the State of Connecticut that have generated over $1.2 billion since their inception. My work experience includes serving as an Executive in the entertainment industry on several occasions both in the USA and abroad. I am currently in Ohio for family reasons and am seeking out part-time opportunities where I can give back some of the lessons I've learned as others did for me.
I spent over 35 years as a producer-writer-director with production credits for ESPN, Fox, Pepsi, IBM, Bayer and as they say---a whole lot more! Bridging the gap between video and music, I produced dozens of music videos for Capitol, Polygram and EMI-America for both their seasoned and emerging artists.
As a writer, I've written for television as well as commercials and corporate. In a profession that's generally been spent looking for the next assignment, writing has always paid the bills.
As a professional, I am experienced in music ranging from Medieval to Music Theater. I am a past member of Actor's Equity, SAG-AFTRA and performed extensively with the Kenley Players and other theater troupes. In addition to my studies at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, I spent three summers at Blossom Festival School in conjunction with the Cleveland Orchestra and a world-class faculty as well as two summers with the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.
I've been blessed with meeting wonderful, highly intelligent people who took me under their wings and showed me the ropes in the arts and entertainment industries. I always tell people I have a lot of stickers on the side of my suitcase from my extensive travels and experiences. I'm at a point where I want to share those experiences as others did for me.
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