Professional Experience

2019 - Puppet Builder and Performer, 42nd Annual Three Kings Parade, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2017 - Assistant Chairperson, Stanford Treasure Market for the Cantor Arts Center, Menlo Park, CA

2017 - Puppet Builder and Performer, 40th Annual Three Kings Parade, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2016 - Puppet Section Builder and Performer for Maracatu New York performance, New York City's 43rd Annual Village Halloween Parade, New York, NY

2015 - Puppet Builder and Performer for Maracatu New York performance, New York City's 42nd Annual Village Halloween Parade, New York, NY

2015 - Puppet Builder and Performer for Drum Group performance, ICS151, Bronx, NY

2015 - Puppet Builder and Performer, 38th Annual Three Kings Parade, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2011 - 2014 - Co-Founder & President, Designer, Social Media Manager, Simply Natural Clothing, Clarence, NY

2014 - Guest Artist, 25th Annual Parade the Circle, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

2009 - Guest Artist, Parade the Circle, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

2005 - 2007 - Project Director, Maracatu New York, Brooklyn, NY

2003 - 2007 - Musician, Designer, Maracatu New York, Brooklyn, NY

2005 - Guest Artist, Parade the Circle, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

2004 - Guest Artist, Parade the Circle, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

2003 - Guest Artist, Parade the Circle, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

2001  - 2006 - Art Instructor, Adult Foundations, Saturday Art School, Art and Design Education, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1998 - Art Teacher, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1997 - Art Teacher, Tuscany Program, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1996 - 1997 - Vice President, Pratt Artist's League, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1996 - Director of Painting & Drawing for ARTSHOPS, Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, FL

1995 - 1996 - Painting and Drawing Instructor, Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, FL

 

Publications, Recordings

2014 - Global Connections, Parade the Circle, Cleveland Museum of Art

2007 - Percussionist - Alfaia, Vocals, Maracatu New York, Nation beat Music

2005 - Percussionist - Alfaia, Carnival Conspiracy, Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars

 

Education

1999 - MFA, Painting, Minor in Art & Design Education, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1993 - BFA, Painting, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

1991 - Associate's Degree, Seminole State College of Florida, Sanford, FL

2012 - Certificate, Sustainable Design Entrepreneur, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY