I began my acting career way before I ever set foot in an acting class. Growing up with an abusive stepfather, I learned early on how to create different characters and personas to distract my stepfather when things got physical. Perhaps it was fate or destiny that lured me into show business.
I graduated with a Bachelor Of Arts in Comprehensive Theatre and Communications from Ashland University. In addition to acting and directing, I have also toured extensively. My first tour was in a show called Mr. Wizard's Supermarket Sceince, that traveled exclusively to elemantary and middle schools.
At the conlusion of that tour, I began touring the country as a stand-up comedian, writing, directing, and booking my show from coast-to-coast. Between gigs, I would teach comedy classes at various academies like Richland Academy Of The Arts (Mansfield, OH), The Academy of Cinema and Television (Phoenix, AZ), and to any individual who wanted to learn.
In addition to my Bachelor of Arts degree, I am also a Certified Professional Speaker from The Spencer Institute, have improv training from The Second City, and have taken comedy workshops from both Judy Carter (The Comedy Bible) and Dave Schwensen (How To Be A Working Comic).
Awards: Best Actor (The Cretan Bull), Best Actor (Nuts), Best Humorous Speaker (2009), Best Humorous Speaker (2016)
Motion Pictures: Seabiscuit (2003) and Jason Bourne (2016)
In order to get in shape to get better roles and survive the daily grind on the stand-up comedy circuit, I began to work out and change my entire eating habits to lose over 100 pounds.
This lead to a whole new career path as a personal trainer and gym owner. In 2005, I became a Certifed Personal Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association, and began transforming the lives of my clients.
For 3 years I owned a fitness center for seniors in Sun City West, and continue to train them in their homes, so that they can be as stong as possible and maintain living in their personal homes, without having to be moved to assisted living facilities.
I also had the opportunity to work alongside Richard Simmons.
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The first session is spent basically getting to know the student. Why is the student here? What specifically does the student want to learn? What expectations does the student have? No two students will receive the same exact training, as they may require different things.
I will also allow the student to get to know me, to see if they feel comfortable with me. This process will only worth if there is a mutual connection between coach and student.
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comprehensive Theatre and Communications from Ashland University.
I also received a Certified Professional Speaker certification from The Spencer Institute.
I have taken improv training with The Second City, in addition to comedy workshops with Judy Carter (The Comedy Bible) and Dave Schwensen (How To Be A Working Comic).
I am also a NESTA (National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association) Certifed Personal Trainer.
I have appeared in over 20 stage productions, delivered hundreds of comedy performances and speeches, and appeared in a number of films.