My road in life took a while to figure out.
Got kicked out of high school for bad grades.
Got my life back together and got into Berkeley.
Waited tables until I decided to go back to school.
Interned with the 49ers, and produced my first event in grad school.
Met Olympic Ceremonies producer Ric Birch, who hired me but then closed the company after Sept 11.
Sold my house, started my own company, and got engaged to a single parent - all in one year.
Drove the business into the ground because we did not have a plan.
Got the opportunity to produce Mexico's Bicentennial, right before we ran out of money!
Keep following my journey


High School
University of California-Berkeley
Sociology, General
University of California-Berkeley



I produce events and television.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

Lots of time planning with my business partner and our team. Lots of meetings with creative directors, artists, musicians, historians and people in the entertainment industry. Lots of presentations to clients, government, media, etc.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

If you are organized, resourceful, hard working, a good researcher with a curious mind... and you don't mind a job that will take over your life for a while, you will probably have a good career in production. The next generation is so fluent with technology, presentations, video editing, etc. All of those skills are very helpful in the process of making an idea into reality.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"You'll never live up to your parents' success in school."

Challenges I Overcame

Self-Esteem Issues