A Philadelphia native, I left my job as an information technology professional in 2001 to pursue art and have stayed the course since. I lived in NY for a stint while in graduate school for my MFA in film and returned to Philadelphia to teach at the University of Pennsylvania and continue working with the non profit organization I founded. Philadelphia has indeed been a comfort zone. It’s a place of community, of cultivating growth, and of change making.
When I visited Los Angeles last year, I inquired about whether my business models would work there. I researched, asked questions and received the same answers consistently. The answer was always “No.” So, my relocating to Los Angeles will be a time of learning, of trying new things, of understanding the systems which are most often consumed without question or analysis.
I am looking forward to what the future holds. Having been able to accomplish what I have so far, I can’t imagine the ride being anything less than great.