I have been in the learning field for over 15 years, and have been a professional actor for more than 30 years. These areas of expertise are really two sides of the same coin: storytelling. Bring me your message, and I will help you deliver it in a story or scenario context that is fresh, engaging, and memorable. I will help you unlock doors.
Almost twenty years ago, I began a long relationship with MetLife insurance company, first as a full-time employee for many years, and afterwards as a freelance consultant. I offer you the same robust and flexible skillset that impressed this industry giant. Other clients have included Hess Corporation, BlackRock, Bessemer Trust, and small and mid-sized for-profit and non-profit organizations.
From 2006-2009 I was also Editor in Chief of the Knight Letter, the official magazine of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, a non-profit promoting literacy and appreciation of writing skills. I wrote editorials, articles and reviews, and had final review of all content for the twice-yearly, 50-page magazine, which is catalogued by a number of major libraries across the country.
Since 2016, I have been on the faculty of the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Western State Colorado University (WSCU), where I teach a summer intensive titled Poetry in Performance. I coach poets and genre novelists on how to present their works in front of an audience, and help them understand the differences between words on the page, and words on the stage, focusing on the importance of making a connection with the audience.
I also have an extensive background in legal affairs. I was a corporate paralegal on Wall Street for over four years, and a legal assistant for many more years, all at some of the top law firms in NYC. I understand the importance of compliance training, and also how to keep it interesting while meeting the requirements of your legal department.
Education I hold a B.A. cum laude in English and American Literature from Harvard College, and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
References Please see my profile on LinkedIn for an ever-growing list of references.
I am also President Emeritus of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, having completed serving four years leading that worthy organization. I am using John Tenniel’s famous illustrations from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There on this site as they are extremely apt for the topics at hand. After all, Lewis Carroll was one of the greatest storytellers of all time. Enjoy!