I was trained to be an Anthropologist (PhD) and a theatrical Lighting Designer. During my professional career, I have vacillated between those two fields working as a Lighting Designer, Researcher, Technical Director, Arts Producer, Managing Director, Instructor of Contemporary Civilizations and of Anarchist Anthropology, Curator, Performer, Development Director, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and Creative Sector Strategist.
Over the years, I have conducted ethnographic research as well as stakeholder and market research. I have overseen strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, and brand development. And, I have collaborated with artists, real estate developers, engineers, architects, community leaders, and planners to design and produce experiences for web, mobile, streets, parks, piers, storefronts, and stages.
As an Experience Designer, I help people, companies, and communities address systemic challenges, spark their imaginations, and fuel their appetite for transformational change.