My work is rooted in an enduring belief in the intrinsic value of experiences with the arts.
I was one of those kids who was really excited by the 64-count box of Crayola crayons, who relied on—and responded to—music from the beginning, fell in love with dance in front of a mirror with Salsa playing in the background, found solace in the pages of blank books, and learned early that a box of Kleenex could be just as important as a box of candy, because movies truly could move.
I was also someone who wanted to feel seen, heard, and encouraged to be my fullest me; to belong and to connect. This was something, I discovered over time, that I had in common with many, many people.
For the past twenty years, I’ve been fortunate to meet and get to know individuals of every age, background, and ability while working as an educator and administrator in schools, social service centers, libraries, and museums.
While this work has taken different shapes and forms along the way, it has been rooted in an enduring belief in the intrinsic value of experiences with the arts and the desire to connect people with opportunities to see their surroundings and lives as both extraordinary and malleable.