Writer, Director, Administrator, Educator, Coach, Advocate and Partner are a few of the many roles I play each day. As Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, I foster the next generation of arts leaders and managers through my work in the Master of Arts Management program at Heinz College. I serve as Executive Director for the research initiative: Arts Management and Technology Laboratory. I read, learn, write, share, mentor and coach throughout my days — whether for nonprofit management, career development, or arts,environment, bicycling or animal advocate, or as a performance artist. Days are full and often sweet and sometimes tangy. Places everyone: Life is not a dress rehearsal.