A little about me…
I spent over sixteen years working with and mentoring young people in Miami, Brooklyn, Watts, Compton, Whittier, Covina, and Pomona. I have spent over twenty years working with innovators, thought leaders, community organizers, clarifying their vision and developing specific strategies to forward their goals as a creative problem solver.
I have supported CEOs, for-profits, creatives, and non-profits through Brand Storytelling, Strategic Marketing, and Creative Design for close to eleven years as a consultant. In my work as an Art Director, Creative Director, and Designer over the years, I began to focus on the process of storytelling as I became drastically aware of the lack of cohesiveness between companies, people, products, and the story they tell via marketing.
I am a volunteer advocate for Arts, Education, and and Community. I currently serve on the Pomona Council of PTAs, I have served on the PTA Unit Board at Lincoln Elementary in Pomona, participated on the current team to create an effective VAPA plan for PUSD in 2018, and have served numerous years on PUSD oversight committees. I actively support local seasoned and emerging artists through our gallery, LOFTon2nd, and Downtown Pomona’s 2nd Saturday Art Walk. I have served as a panelist on the National Endowment for the Arts, serve on the CTEC Art Advisory Committee at the Fairplex, served as an Advisor for Millard Sheets Arts Center, and am a Committee Member of the LA County Fair’s Pomona Community Committee. I am currently the Mayoral appointed Cultural Arts Commissioner for the City of Pomona.
Together, I and my wife, Chara, with our children, Brooklyn and Jackson, are committed to promoting creative innovation within our community.