I am a Creative Strategist, Producer & Photographer with over 20+ years of experience in brand development & production. I have helped a variety of companies build brand recognition, from concept to completion, increasing sales growth and helping them expand market reach. I have worked in all areas of media including film, television, print, and internet. I have produced high-level fashion shows and photo productions for major magazines, apparel companies, designers and clients.
I started my career at a leading entertainment publishing company in New York. My job duties ranged from art direction overseeing page layout to publishing and distribution. I also lead the advertising sales team with both national and international clients building long-standing relationships in the entertainment and talent industry around the globe. After four years at Peter Glenn Publications, I went on to purchase the company in 1997, which I ran until 2009.
Following my love for production, I worked at ESB Productions and later Sound Tree Entertainment, where I produced & art directed a variety of projects including photo shoots, video productions, fashion shows, music videos & music concerts. I was responsible for the productions from concept to creation, including selling sponsorships and securing partnerships with major media outlets such as the Hearst Corporation and Hachette Filipacchi Media.
Over the course of my career, I have discovered several top talent and models including actress Amber Heard (Aquaman, Justice League), Kira Kosarin (Nickelodeon's The Thundermans) and Cade Sutton (Underdogs, Kirby Buckets) to name a few. I have produced concerts for young Hollywood stars such as Mitchel Musso (Disney’s Hannah Montana, Pair of Kings) and Ryan Newman (Zeke and Luther, Sharknado).
I am an Eagle Scout and support the efforts of several charities that focus on helping and serving others including the Boy Scouts of America, ASPCA, PBS and the Foundation Hope for Haiti. I also produced several PSA over the years including a national PSA at Lakewood Church in Houston for Blessings in a Backpack with Disney Channel star Jake Short (Fletcher from ANT Farm) and Olivia Osteen, niece of Pastor Joel Osteen.
In 2011, I decided to pursue a passion project and shift my attention to early childhood education. While continuing to produce, I studied and analyzed the K-12 educational system and how we teach in today’s traditional classroom. I went on to develop and write a charter school application based on the performing and production arts. I studied ways to educate children using center-based kinesthetic learning meanwhile infusing the arts into the learning process for reading, writing & math. The Eagle Arts Academy opened in August 2014.