Two things: I am a filmmaker and a teaching artist. As a filmmaker, I wrote, directed and starred in two projects which I am really proud of: Hey There Stranger and Free Therapy. Both comedies which examine inherently funny people in sad situations. As a teaching artist, I believe deeply in the power of the arts to transform lives by engaging students to be agents of positive personal and social change. I for work some of the best non-profits in the NYC area: TriBeca Film Institute, BRIC Arts and the Brooklyn Arts Council. Teaching helps me to become more compassionate and a better human which in turn improves me as a writer and filmmaker. I have dedicated my life to both and I will never cease to attempt to improve.