Married, 3 children
Born in Illinois, raised in So Cal;
Northern California since 1962
San Francisco State College, BA 1964
Pasadena City College, AA 1959
Cabrillo College, ECE 1977
General Manager Public Radio Station KUSP 88.9 FM 11/93-11/03
Development Director Public Radio Station KUSP 88.9 FM 8/89-11/93
General Manager Santa Cruz Baroque Festival 130 concerts 1980-1989
Manager/Founder San Lorenzo Valley Children's Center 1976-1979
Manager Oganookie, popular blue-grass rock band 1970-73
Managing Director Stanford Repertory Theater 1965-67
Director/Instructor San Quentin Drama Workshop, Marin County 1965/69
Ford Foundation Intern Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1964-65
Manager Occidental College Summer Drama Festival 1964
Administrator San Francisco Actor's Workshop 1962/4
General Manager Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, SF, 1962/64
Securities Dealer Blyth & Co., Inc., Security Investments, LA, 1959-1962
Producer/Director Stage productions for dozens of shows 1962-present
Actor/Singer Stage and film productions, many shows 1959-present
Grantsmanship: Authored more than 100 grant proposals for/to
KUSP-88.9 FM / California Arts Council, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, City Arts Commission, Monterey Cultural Council, Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Cultural Facilites Fund, Nonprofit Facilities Fund, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Mountain Community Theater / Santa Cruz City Arts Commission, Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, San Lorenzo Valley Women's Club-Redwood Mountain Faire, David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival / California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Packard Foundation, Greater Santa Cruz County Community Foundation, Santa Cruz City Arts Commission, Falconer Foundation, Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, Monterey City Arts Commission, Netherlands Counsel General, Friends of UCSC
Stanford Repertory Theater / Rockefeller Foundation
SLV Youth Council / S.H. Cowell Foundation (remodel Park Hall)
San Lorenzo Valley Children's Center / SLV Unified School District
Recipient of Ford Foundation Grant to study at Arena Stage, Washington, DC; Theater Communications Group grant to study at Tyronne Guthrie, Minneapolis, and Seattle Repertory Theater.
Strategic Partners to develop Cultural Action Plan for Santa Cruz County - Member, Jan 99-April 2000.
Cabrillo College Performing Arts Task Force - Member, 1999
Manager's Lunch Founder. March 1998-present. Monthly meetings with Santa Cruz County Anchor Organizations (Tandy Beal, Museum, Symphony, Shakespeare, Kuumbwa, First Night, KUSP, Cabrillo Music Festival, First Night Santa Cruz)
Mountain Community Theater - Co-founder, 1982. Producer, director, actor. Past President, Treasurer, Public Relations, Newsletter Editor, Subscription Services, House Management, Box Office, Membership Director 1992-present. Executive Committee, Lighting/Sound Committee, Executive Producer. Known as "the father of Mountain Community Theater." Chair, Miracle Royalty Fund Committee 1998-present.
Cultural Council - Board member 1980-86, 90-97. Executive Committee 1980-81, 90-93; Chair of Associates 1980-81, 90-93; Marketing Committee (origin of Open Studio Tours); Nominating Committee 1983, 90-93; Chair SLV Cultural Committee: representative to state conference. Personnel Committee 1993-96, Finance Committee 1995, Fund Development Committee 1995. Spectra Artists Selection Committee 1995. Ethnic Equity Task Force 1995-6. Grants Policy Committee 1999, Selection Committee 2001
Consultancies - Remodel of Louden Nelson Community Center for Thatcher & Thompson, Architects. Survey/study of feasibility of centralized box office for Santa Cruz County for the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County. Remodel of SC High School Auditorium for Thatcher & Thompson, 1994.
Event Director - KUSP Auctions (5-day-1000 items-live on air) 1989-1992, KUSP Chomp 'n' Stomp (2-day outdoor food and music festival) 1990-94
Ben Lomond Town Plan - member of task force; participant town meetings. 1988-89
Santa Cruz County Convention & Visitors Council - member of the Advisory Committee 1989-95; member of Summit 1996-97; Board of Directors 1998-1999
San Lorenzo Valley Children's Center - Authored the start up grant from federal Revenue Sharing and created the first drop-in center in SLV 1975. Managed, 1975 to 1978. Known as "the father of..." Still in business at Highlands Park, Ben Lomond.
Photographer-Graphic Design - American Conservatory Theater, KQED TV, Lincoln Center Theater, New York City Ballet, Bear Republic Theater, West Abbey Productions, Mountain Community Theater, KUSP 88.9 FM, Science & Behavior Books, Inc. Photos have appeared in national magazines and local newspapers.
California Public Radio - Member 1993-2004. Secretary 1998-2001, Treasurer 2001-2004
1988 NATIONAL AWARD from Corporation for Public Broadcasting:
Best Live Local Performance, Producer/Director of Surf City Live 19877
1989 "Best Actor", The Good Times poll in Santa Cruz.
1990 NATIONAL AWARD from National Federation of Community Broadcasters: Silver Reel Award, Producer/Director of Surf City Live 1989
1993 HAMMER/MARCUM AWARD from SLV Women's Club for outstanding volunteer service to the community; award to Peter & Diana Troxell
1997 Gail Rich Award from Santa Cruz County Sentinel in recognition of arts leadership