I grew up in New York City on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. When I was 17 I moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California where I earned a BA in Humanities with a minor in Cinema/Television Critical Studies. Soon after, I began my teaching career as a Guest Teacher with both the Los Angeles and Pasadena Unified School Districts. Some years later I moved to Seattle to study at the University of Washington School of Drama, from which I received my Master’s. Following that, I merited a University of Cambridge CELTA Certificate (Grade of A) from Teaching House Los Angeles.
In my teaching career I have taught English and Drama with a number of institutions, notably the University of Washington, the Tacoma Actors Guild, the Green Dot Charter Schools, Stone Soup Theatre, Los Angeles Pacific College, and now ECLA (the finest of the lot).
I am also a professional actor with numerous credits, a member of the Screen Actors Guild, the producer of over 25 theatrical productions, a produced playwright and screenwriter, and a professional photographer!