Two things: I am a filmmaker and a teaching artist. As a filmmaker, I wrote, directed and starred in two projects which I am really proud of: Hey There Stranger and Free Therapy. Both comedies which examine inherently funny people in sad situations. As a teaching artist, I believe deeply in the power of the arts to transform lives by engaging students to be agents of positive personal and social change. Teaching helps me to become more compassionate and a better human which in turn improves me as a writer and filmmaker. I have dedicated my life to both and I will never cease to attempt to improve.