Director of the Outdoor Program and Challenge Course
I began improvising with ComedySportz Kansas City when I was 18. I began working summer camp programs at 20 with a job at Lakeshore UMA, in Eva, TN. Since then my life, work, and training has taken me to New York, Sydney, Toronto, Oxford, Montreal, Oslo and Helsinki. I have spent many years working with 4 theater companies and 5 outdoor education programs while looking for the connections between experience based learning and improvisational scene work. I have done program for Hallmark, Garmin, Lexus Nexus, Proctor & Gamble, Marriot, and the U.S. Navy. I created The SmartyPants Theater Co., which toured regionally to entertain and educate up to 30,000 people annually over an eight-year span. I think that providing the student a challenge in a safe environment allows the student to learn and create new tools as they find a way to overcome the challenge they face. Whether entertaining clients, making people laugh, or teaching young people, my work has allowed me to distract thousands of people on 3 continents for over two decades.