BIOGRAPHY

My Story
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Currently I am the Associate Chair and Head of Design and Production at The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts in Moscow, Idaho. Before moving to Idaho I was an Associate Professor and Head of Design and Production at Florida International University. I received my MFA in scene design from Purdue University and a BFA in theatre design from Viterbo University. Prior to joining the faculty at FIU I worked as the resident scene designer at New Theatre in South Florida. Favorite shows at New Theatre include Madagascar (Carbonell Nomination), For Better, Paradise, and The Sunken Living Room, which was remounted at Southern Repertory Theatre in New Orleans. I have designed around the country at such theatres as The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Contemporary American Theater Festival, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Company of Fools, The Texas Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Mint Theater, Texas Repertory Theatre Company, The Red Fern Theatre, The Ohio Theatre, The Renaissance Theatre and The 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California. My work has been exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic. I currently hold the position of Vice-Commissioner of Education in the Scene Design & Technologies Commission for The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). I also serve as the National Chair of Design, Technology and Management for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). I have received numerous regional and national awards for my designs.

 

I have also worked outside of theatre as a visual and marketing consultant for GAP, Inc., where I helped layout and open new GAP stores in New York, Miami, and the Midwest. I was responsible for teaching the employees lighting, window displays, marketing placement and dressing mannequins. In my spare time I have painted murals for private residences, interior designed for dental offices and graphic designed an array of different materials and displays.