Ohio University, B.F.A Theatre Performance
Actor / Theatre For Youth Teacher / Youth Mentor
Abingdon VA, 5/09 - 03/12
Children, ages 4-18
Director / Theatre For Youth Teacher
Anchorage AK, 06/06 - 08/06
Children, ages 7-18
New York NY, 03/12 - 06/13
New York, NY, 09/07 - 05/09
Youth Theatre Performer and Teacher
Cincinnati OH, 09/06 - 06/07
Cincinnati OH, 09/06 - 05/07
I am a professional actor and teacher, as well as a husband, avid writer, amateur musician and adventurer. Through the use of theatre games and live performance I have taught children of all ages how to free their imagination and encounter themselves and the people around them truthfully. As an actor, I have always found children to be my favorite audience. As a person, I have found them to be the best company. I strongly believe that everything a child experiences and every person they meet can affect the kind of person they will grow up to be. Those experiences and meetings need to be positive.
I am the only son of incredibly loving parents and shared my childhood with two wonderful sisters. My wife, Emelie, is the eldest of three daughters, so recently I’ve gained two more sisters. One is just a freshman in High School. My own youngest sibling is now a parent herself, to a beautiful girl, who unfortunately has her uncles’ feet. When I work with children I follow the examples of my parents, in-laws and sister. They have taught me to create a safe, nurturing and judgement free environment where the kids can securely be themselves and I can benefit from their imagination and honesty as much as they benefit from my experience, protection and wisdom.
- I have professional childcare experience with…
Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Multiples
- I will be SmartSitting while…
I pursue a career as a professional actor.
- In 5 years, I hope to be…
Supporting my wife and myself completely with my acting. I will likely be thinking about having children of my own by then.
- Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…
I know a little Japanese, but I'm not fluent. I can cook pretty well, or at least better than my wife, though not as good as my mother. I love to teach, all manner of things. Apart from singing and acting, I am also an accomplished drummer; I've written a few songs; I've taught some Yoga; I am very fit, enjoy movies, books, board games and cards, and I'm very useful for reaching things in high places.