I live in Los Angeles with my dog, Angel, a Black Russian terrier.
I spend my days writing and my evenings cooking for friends,
drinking wine or making cocktails, usually with rye, bourbon, or gin.

I prefer not to discuss my online shopping or television viewing habits.

writing

  • Writers Studio, student since 2018
  • Writers Studio, teaching since October 2021
  • Tin House Craft Workshop, An Occasion for the Telling, August 2022
  • Community of Writers 2022 Fiction Workshop, July 2022
  • Novel Workshop with Mark Sarvas, July 2019 – November 2020
  • Writing Retreat, Mark Sarvas, March-April 2022
  • UCLA Extension, Novel Workshop, February 2019

print & website clients/projects

  • Katy Crowe, artist
  • Coleen Sterritt, painter & sculptor
  • Linda King, painter
  • Ridgebacks & Friends, non-profit animal rescue
  • RuPaul, entertainer
  • Biscotti di Vecchio, online food sales
  • Artes Vocales, non-profit performing arts
  • Metropolitan Master Chorale, non-profit performing arts
  • Patterson Education Therapy, educational consulting
  • Ellen Sanchez Consulting, educational consulting
  • Small Wonders Foundation, non-profit medical charity
  • Mark Saltzman, composer
  • Robert Masello, writer
  • Keck Neuroscience Program, higher education
  • Professor Cathy L. Reed, higher education
  • Professor Alison Harris, higher education
  • Christensen Music, music studio

education

  • UCLA Extension Design Communication Arts certificate, advanced certificates in web design and graphic design
  • UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management
  • Scripps College BA Comparative Literature

other professional

  • rupaul.com web design
  • RuCo, Inc., business management/coordination for RuPaul, March 2016–November 2017
  • Board President, Metropolitan Master Chorale, 2009–2014. Responsible for setting policy and daily operations of 60-member 501(c)(3) non-profit community performing arts organization. Acted as de facto Executive Director. Developed and managed databases for patron management, membership, music library, and fundraisers.
  • Management Consultant, 1983–2009. As principal and/or project manager, directed and participated in strategic planning, operations and organizational reviews, management audits, and process reengineering for public sector, entertainment, education, and nonprofits.

early arts management

  • Coordinator, Office of Charles and Ray Eames
  • Orchestra Manager, Young Musicians Foundation
  • Intern, KUSC Radio