Artistic BIO


    Writing and performing full-time   2005 – Present 

Walking on Water – CD of 13 original songs 2007 – 2008

Our Mother- Single 2010

Tonight – Single 2011

Unknown and All Alone – Single 2012

A Million Laugh Lines Single 2013


1992 – Present
Solo act performing originals and covers in the Northwest US,  2005 – present.  Opened for the Clumsy Lovers, played at gigs in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

The Heaters, an R&B band in Des Moines, Iowa 1992 – 2002  We opened for Tower of Power, the Fifth Dimension and played hundreds of gigs in Kansas City, Des Moines, Iowa City, and Minneapolis

Jazz combo in Des Moines, Iowa 1994 – 2002  Governor’s events,  fundraisers, and appeared on two national Easter Seals telethons.

VOICE OVER TALENT – 1992 – present      Lava Mountain Video Game, Radio, audio books, and film VO for hundreds of commercials and jingles including McDonalds, Napa Auto Parts, Iowa Lottery, Powerball, political candidates, Hy-Vee (National grocery/pharmacy chain), Anderson-Erickson dairy products, Wal-Mart Garden Center, BH&G TV, Carnation Baby Foods, the Des Moines Playhouse, and many others.

ACTOR: On-Camera talent  1992 – Present    On camera talent for training videos – Employee Assistance Program, AIDS Project and Easter Seals. Was spokesmodel for Anderson-Erickson dairy products and Ruan Grand Prix. National TV commercials for Chevrolet, Magazine Source, and Powerball.

ACTOR: Stage Productions
The Counselor, Panida Theatre Sandpoint ID    2013
Red Tape, Panida Theatre, Sandpoint ID and Interplayers, Spokane, WA    2010
Jesus Christ Superstar, Des Moines Playhouse, Des Moines, IA  1994
Oklahoma!, Fridley Community Theatre, Minneapolis, MN  1987

KPND Triple A  Radio, Sandpoint, Idaho  2005 – 2007
KFMG Triple A Radio, Des Moines, Iowa 1993-1995


Meredith Custom Publishing –
Carnation baby food videoWrote script, licensed music and edited and produced video.
Meredith Custom Publishing – Northwest World traveler video – Wrote script, interviewed employees, licensed music, directed, edited and produced video.
Dept. of Education and CDC – AIDS, Will You Risk itWrote script, auditioned and cast actors, produced and directed video.
Dept. of Education and CDC – It’s About Choices – Wrote script, auditioned and cast actors, produced and directed video.
EAP (Employee Assistance Program) –
Sexual harassment in the workplace – Wrote script, auditioned and cast actors, produced and directed video.
Magazine Source –
Series of 6 television commercials  – Wrote scripts, auditioned and cast actors, produced and directed film, licensed music.
STUDIO P2 – Owner   1993 – 2000   
Directed and coached actors of all ages in film, video, commercial and industrial projects – Des Moines, IA

Co-Produced Walking On Water, my first CD of all original tunes – released Sep 2008. You can listen at  or

Produced Our Mother (included on Pete Seeger’s environmental fundraising CD)

Produced Unknown and All Alone a single written for my autistic son and in support of Autism Speaks

Produced A Million Laugh Lines

Produced Mink River audio book
Produced interview with Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Days of Our Lives) about their co-written novel, Trumpet (2012)
Produced Lava Mountain video game voice over

Reengage Your Creativity A Songwriting Workshop
Sandpoint, Idaho – Oct 2012
Kalani Oceanside Retreat, Puna, HI – Nov 2012
Forrest Bird Charter High School in Sandpoint, ID- April – June 2013
Digital Detox’s Camp Grounded in Navarro, Ca – June 2014

Actors’ Workshop – Co-owner with Mike Pace, long-time host of Powerball
Taught a variety of film acting classes to adults and children – Des Moines, Iowa 1995 – 1999
Taught acting as part of an after school program for middle school youth – Des Moines, Iowa 1996 – 1997


KALANI OCEANSIDE RETREAT, Puna, HI   November 2012 – awarded a month-long residency on songwriting and performance merits.  As part of this residency I created the songwriting workshop which enhanced Kalani’s educational/class offerings and allowed me to immerse myself creatively and compassionately in the community.


PEND O’ REILLE ARTS COUNCIL – Board Member  2010 – 2012
POAC brings international visual and performing arts to North Idaho (a mostly remote and rural community).  Each performance has an educational component for K – 12 students in addition to the public performance.  Art classes are provided to elementary school children, in the classroom setting, as art is not offered to this age group through the public schools.
EUREKA INSTITUTE – Board Member 2013- Present
The Eureka Institute exists to cultivate, inspire and encourage people who endeavor to make the world better. The Eureka Center, our stunning facility in North Idaho, is the premiere lifelong learning and leadership center in the
Inland Northwest.

   1982 – Present

AIDS Educational Films  1993 – 1995   Funded by the Iowa Dept. of Education and the Center for Disease Control, I researched, wrote, cast, and directed three videos to educate Middle School students about AIDS.  All three videos focused on raising or maintaining self-esteem as a way to avoid being pressured into doing something that could expose the youth to HIV.

Interviews   2010 – Present   I conduct telephone interviews with celebrities and write accompanying articles for American Personalities.  The latest is of Bill and Susan Hayes about their book, Trumpet.

Executive Communications 
2000 – 2002   I was trusted to write the sensitive and personal internal communications for Chad Holliday, CEO DuPont and Rick McConnell, CEO  Pioneer Hi-Bred, Int’l during the $7 Billion acquisition of Pioneer Hi-Bred by DuPont.

Radio spots, industrials, and tv commercials  1990 – present   Employee Assistance Program sexual harassment training video, Pioneer/DuPont Detasseling video and radio, WalMart Garden Center radio, Des Moines Area Community College radio, Iowa Society of CPAs radio, Des Moines Playhouse radio, Magazine Source TV commercials, Northwest World Traveler video, Carnation Baby Food commercial, and more.

Web and e-mail   2004 – 2005 Coldwater Creek Web site and e-mails (e-commerce), Pioneer/DuPont Web and e-mails (recruiting and employee Intranet), WalMart Garden Center Web, Iowa Society of CPAs Web, Des Moines Playhouse Web, Project Manager for Gander Mountain e-commerce site.

Blog   2007 – Present   Soul Appeal is a place to find stories, music and “stuff” that makes you smile and feel good. I write short stories for Soul Appeal.


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