After graduating high school I began my exploration into the world of performing arts. Acting in college branched into community theatre and I was hooked - the comradery, the creativity, the stories and performances - it was magic. Those experiences led to a curiosity and love for camera work, and an opportunity to audition for a student film presented itself which opened the door to several other student projects and a number of independent films. Soon I found myself commuting to Los Angeles regularly while based in Orange County.
While in California I wrote and produced several shorts, a travel show (exploring home towns across America), a treatment for a full length film and a treatment for a procedural episodic. As the 2000's were coming to an end I had the great pleasure of debuting a play by playwright and friend Sherwood Kiraly before making the move to New York.
Feeling theatre held the next step in my life as an actor I took a leap of faith. After several months of background work and going through my savings I returned to the restaurant industry. The world of performing arts was still calling and I managed to make time for acting classes. Attending Atlantic Theatre and HB Studios, taking workshops and seeing as many shows on, off and off off Bway as I could. I ended my 15 year stretch in the restaurant industry (between both coasts) behind the bar of a five star hotel on 5th avenue.
Over the last five years along with acting I have 'stayed home' with my girls, a gift I continue to cherish. It is also enlightening to grasp just how important living out my plans as an actor and writer are to me and they have never waned. Over the last year, I have recommitted to these passions both for myself and to be an example for my children to always pursue their dreams.