On October 3, 2011 I took a giant leap of faith...and stepped into my first acting class. I shocked everyone in my life, but I knew all along that this creative pursuit was my true calling. I had never acted before in my entire life, not even in high school. The desire was always there...but I had to work up the courage. It took many many years to get to this point in my life! I felt it was finally time to pursue my dream.
My background was corporate business (about as far from acting as you can get!). With a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Wayne State University, I worked at Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. as a Finance professional. I was Director of Budgeting at Warner Bros. during the prime of my business career. But I knew this was not my passion...I knew it was something else. A shot of self-confidence in September 2011 set me on a new path.
I started my acting classes and found I loved it. On a whim in January 2012 I made one inquiry to an agent and signed with him a couple weeks later. After my fifth audition in February, I booked my first paid job (a Toyota internet commercial). The amazing journey had officially started! In the months that followed, I continued with classes, auditions, rehearsals, and jobs. This was now my full-time career...my new life!
I am so grateful to my friends, family members, and co-workers who have provided support, encouragement, and guidance during this first year...most especially I thank my wife Mary.