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EDUCATION


2001                        Vassar College, Bachelor of Arts; Major in Drama, Minor in Philosophy


EXPERIENCE


2005 - Present         Independent Contractor and Carpenter, Cleveland, OH

                                - Finish carpentry, cabinetry, framing, drywall, painting and tile work. 

                                - Employers include the Cleveland Museum of Art, Apple Construction, The Mutt Hutt, and private clients.


2002 - Present        Celebratory Event Artist, Cleveland, OH

                                - Design and build giant puppets, floats, costumes, and sets for festivals and events. 

                                - Featured and Workshop Artist for Parade the Circle, Cleveland Museum of Art, after beginning as an intern. 

                                - Lead artist, Cleveland Puerto Rican Parade. 

                                - Apprenticed with master carnival artists in Trinidad. 

                                - Set design and construction for Cleveland School of the Arts Theater. 

                                - Taught school groups in construction of performance pieces for events.


2001 - Present       Fine Artist, Galleries, Boutiques, and Commissions, Berkeley, CA and Cleveland, OH

                               - Includes work in paper, metal, glass, and found objects. 

                               - Emphasis on the decorative arts, lamps, housewares.

                               - Public art displays at the St. Clair Superior Year of the Pig, Dog, and UNICEF Guitar Mania Events. 

                              

2007 - 2012            Props Carpenter, Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH

                               - Oversee and perform as necessary all carpentry and welding in the Properties Department of the theater.

                               - Work with designers to realize their vision from blueprints, sketches, or descriptions.


2001 - 2005            Commercial and Theater Actor, San Francisco, CA

                               - Represented by STARS. Performed for theaters including Berkeley Rep., Word for Word, Shotgun Players.


2002 - 2004           Gondolier, Gondola Servizio, Oakland, CA

                               - Rowed traditional gondolas on Lake Merrit for private cruises; sang Italian songs and shared Italian history.


EXHIBITIONS


2009                        Arts Collinwood, Cleveland, OH


2011                        Cain Park, Cleveland, OH

                                Kollective Gallery, Cleveland, OH


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