Bio

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Bachelor in the Science of Education with a minor in music from Emporia State University. (1986)
Masters in Intergrated Humanties and Education emphasis on theatre from Rockhurst University. (2000)
Kansas State Teaching License grades K - 12: Speech Communications & Theatre
Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park, KS ~ Director of Theatre (2015 - Present)
Frontier Trail Junior High School, Olathe, KS ~ Director of Theatre: 7th, 8th & 9th grade / Theatre I, Theatre II, Speech 8 & 9, Stagecraft, Introduction to Acting & Communication. (1991-2010)
Frontier Trail Middle School, Olathe, KS ~ Director of Theatre: 6th, 7th & 8th grade / Introduction to Theatre, Theatre, Communications Media, Communications Media 6, Stagecraft, (2010-2015)
Olathe Northwest High School, Olathe, KS ~ Assistant Director (2010 - 2012)
Olathe South High School, Olathe, KS ~ Assistant Director (2003-2004, 2006-2007)
Freeman Elementary School, Haysville, KS ~ 5th grade / 5th and 6th grade creative drama (1986-1991).
Legacy School of the Arts, Olathe, KS ~ Acting Teacher (2002 - 2004)
KSOK / KWKS radio broadcast center, on-air voice talent ~ Arkansas City & Winfield, KS (1981-1985)
31 experience as a stage actor in plays and musicals.
26 years experience as a theatre teacher and director.
Published playwright: William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew…produced but unpublished adaptations include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Twelfth Night
President & Board Member of The Barn Players in Mission, Kansas ~ 2007 - 2008
Artistic Director of The Barn Players in Mission, Kansas ~ 2008 - Present
A working actor at numerous professional & community theatres in Kansas City, Wichita & Emporia Summer Stock.
A wide range of experiences in theatre education from elementary grades to the college level.

ACTOR
“”The Drowsy Chaperone” ~ Man in Chair ~ Theatre In The Park (2016)
“La Cage Aux Folles” ~ “Georges” ~ The Barn Players (2014)
“August: Osage County” ~ “Bill Fordham” ~ The Barn Players (2014)
“Drood” ~ “The Chairman - William Cartwright” ~ The Barn Players (2013)
“The Hallelujah Girls” ~ Porter Padgett ~ The Chestnut Theatre (2013)
“Urinetown: The Musical” ~ Caldwell B. Cladwell ~ Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park (2012)
“Titanic” ~ Thomas Andrews ~ Leawood Stage Company (2012)
“The Drowsy Chaperone” ~ Man in Chair ~ The Barn Players (2011)
“Smoke On The Mountain Homecoming” ~ Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe ~ Chestnut Theatre (2009)
“The Sound of Music” ~ Franz (u/s Capt. Von Trapp & Max Deitweiller) ~ The New Theatre (2009)
“Driving Miss Daisy” ~ Boolie Werthan ~ Chestnut Theatre (2008)
“Sanders Family Christmas” ~ Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe ~ Chestnut Theatre (2007)
“Two by Two” ~ Noah ~ Chestnut Theatre (2007)
“The Full Monty” ~ Teddy The Barn Players (2007)
“Angels in America, Part 2: Perestroika” ~ Joe Pitt ~ Jewish Community (2007)
“Urinetown: The Musical” ~ Caldwell B. Cladwell ~ The Barn Players (2006)
“Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches” ~ Joe Pitt ~ Jewish Community (2006)
“A Journey In Song: The Last Ten Years” ~ Ensemble ~ Jewish Community Center (2005)
“Big River” ~ Pap / King ~ The Chestnut Theatre (2005)
“Cabaret” ~ Herr Schultz ~ Jewish Community (2005)
“Sanders Family Christmas” ~ Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe ~ Chestnut Theatre (2004)
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” ~ Mayor Gideon Wain ~ New Theatre (2004)
“Ragtime” ~ Father ~ Jewish Community (2004)
“Smoke on the Mountain” ~ Rev. Melvin Oglethorpe ~ Chestnut Theatre (2003)
“A Little Night Music” ~ Fredrik Egerman ~ Barn Players (2003)
“Is There Life After High School?” ~ Ensemble ~ Chestnut Theatre (2003)
“Parade” ~ Leo Frank ~ Jewish Community (2003)
“The Scarlet Pimpernel” ~ Dewhurst ~ New Theatre (2002)
“I Hate Hamlet” ~ John Barrymore ~ Olathe Community Theatre (2002)
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” ~ Zebulun / Baker ~ New Theatre (2001)
“Kander & Ebb Revisited: A Cabaret” ~ Ensemble ~ Barn Players (2000)
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” ~ Hysterium ~ Bell Road Barn Players (1999)
“The Wolfman” ~ The Renwicks ~ Martin City Melodrama (1998)
“Camelot” ~ Sir Dinadin ~ New Theatre (1998)
“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940″ ~ Roger ~ Bell Road Barn Players (1998)
“A Broad’s Eye View” ~ Ensemble ~ Johnson County Community College (1998)
“The Bride of Frankenstein” ~ Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein ~ Martin City Melodrama (1997)
“Laughter on the 23rd Floor” ~ Kenny ~ Northland Actor’s Ensemble (1997)
“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” ~ Narrator / Doggette ~ Alanz Theatre (1997)
“The Invisible Man” ~ The Invisible Man ~ Martin City Melodrama (1996)
“South Pacific” ~ Professor ~ New Theatre (1996)
“Lend Me a Tenor” ~ Max ~ Bell Road Barn Players (1996)
“William Tell” ~ Governor Gessler ~ Martin City Melodrama (1996)
“Dracula, or Love Bites” ~ Jonathan Harker ~ Martin City Melodrama (1995)
“Sweeney Todd” ~ Jonas Fogg / Chorus ~ Rose Theatre Benefit (1995)
“1776″ ~ John Dickinson ~ Bell Road Barn Players (1995)
“Company” ~ Bobby ~ Bell Road Barn Players (1995)
“Weekend Comedy” ~ Tony (understudy) ~ New Theatre (1994)
“Little Shop of Horrors” ~ Seymour Krelbourne ~ Blue Valley Community Theatre (1994)
“As You Like It” ~ Touchstone ~ Bell Road Barn Theatre (1994)
“Noises Off” ~ Garry/Roger ~ Blue Valley Community Theatre (1993)
“Greater Tuna” ~ Arles Struvie, et al ~ Olathe Community Theatre (1993)
“Greater Tuna” ~ Ensemble ~ Wichita Community Theatre (1991)
“Dead Wrong” ~ Craig Blaisdell ~ Kechi Playhouse (1990)
“Working” ~ Ensemble ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1990)
“The Nerd” ~ Axel Hammond ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1990)
“Torch Song Trilogy” ~ Arnold Beckoff ~ Wichita Community Theatre (1990)
“Three Men on a Horse” ~ J. G. Carver ~ Wichita Community Theatre (1989)
“Dames at Sea” ~ Hennessey ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1989)
“Our Town” ~ Mr. Webb ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1989)
“The Good Doctor” ~ Ensemble ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1989)
“Social Security” ~ Martin Heyman ~ Wichita Community Theatre (1989)
“Leader of the Pack” ~ Jeff Barry ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1988)
“The Masque of Beauty and the Beast” ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1988)
“Daughters” ~ Gordon ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1988)
“Biloxi Blues” ~ Eugene Morris Jerome ~ Emporia Summer Stock Theatre (1988)
“As Is” ~ Saul ~ Wichita Community Theatre (1987)
“Wiley and the Hairy Man” ~ The Hairy Man ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1987)
“Brighton Beach Memoirs” ~ Jack Jerome ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1987)
“The Apple Tree” ~ Adam / Chorus ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1987)
“The 1940’s Radio Hour” ~ Clifton Feddington ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1986)
“The Front Page” ~ Ernie Kruger ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1986)
“The Crucible” ~ Ezekial Cheever ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1986)
“The Odd Couple” ~ Felix Unger ~ Emporia State Summer Stock Theatre (1986)
“You Can’t Take It With You” ~ Mr. Anthony Kirby, Sr. ~ Emporia State University Theatre (1986)
“A Doll’s House” ~ Torvald Helmer” ~ Emporia State University Theatre (1986)
“The Pirates of Penzance” ~ Constable / Chorus ~ Emporia State University Theatre (1985)
“Tartuffe” ~ Constable ~ Southwestern College Theatre (1982)

DIRECTOR
“Kiss of the Spider Woman”The Barn Players (2016)
“Avenue Q” The Barn Players (2015)
“Follies” The Barn Players (2014)
“Spring Awakening” The Barn Players(2013)
“Blood Brothers” The Barn Players(2012)
“Marvin’s Room” The Barn Players(2011)
“Rent”The Barn Players(2010)
“110 In The Shade” Olathe Community Theatre(2009)
“The Rocky Horror Show” Johnson County Community College(2008)
“Gross Indecency: The Three Trial Of Oscar Wilde” Olathe Community Theatre(2008)
“Daddy’s Dyin’…Who’s Got The Will?” Bell Road Barn Players (2007)
“The Full Monty” (Asst. Director) The Barn Players (2007)
“The Shape of Things” The Barn Players (2007)
“Bus Stop” The Barn Players (2006)
“The Good Doctor” Chestnut Theatre (1999)
“In a Room Somewhere” Wichita Community Theatre (1990)

“Twelfth Night”Shawnee Mission West High School (2016)
“All Shook Up” Shawnee Mission West High School(2016)
“Almost, Maine” Shawnee Mission West High School(2015)
“All The World’s A Stage” Olathe Northwest High School(2012)
“Much Ado About Nothing” Olathe Northwest High School(2012) Asst. Director
“Lights, Camera, Kansas!” Olathe Northwest High School(2011)
“The Mousetrap” Olathe Northwest High School(2011)
“Desk Set” Olathe Northwest High School(2010)
“Into The Woods, Jr.” Frontier Trail Junior High (2010)
“Lotto Date” Frontier Trail Junior High (2010)
“Holiday Celebrities: Criminal Justice” Frontier Trail (2009)
“Check, Please: Take 2″ Frontier Trail Junior High (2009)
“13 Past Midnight” Frontier Trail Junior High (2008)
“Once On This Island, Jr.” Frontier Trail Junior High (2007)
“The Fall Of The House of Usher” Frontier Trail Junior High (2006)
“Much Ado About Nothing” Olathe South High School (2006)
“Lights, Camera, Kansas!” Frontier Trail Junior High (2006)
“Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.” Frontier Trail Junior High (2005)
“Virgil’s Wedding” Frontier Trail Junior High (2005)
“Alky” Frontier Trail Junior High (2005)
“Whodunit…and to Whom?” Frontier Trail Junior High (2004)
“Into the Woods, Jr.” Legacy School of the Arts (2004)
“The Taste of Sunrise” Frontier Trail Junior High (2004)
“The Dining Room” Olathe South High School (2004)
“Present Tense” ~ Olathe South High School (2003)
“The Taming of the Shrew” Olathe South High School (2003)
“Annie, Jr.” Legacy School of the Arts (2003)
“Is There a Comic in the House?” Frontier Trail Junior High (2003)
“Mother Hicks” Frontier Trail Junior High (2003)
“The Pink Panther Strikes Again” Frontier Trail Junior High (2002)
“Bang! Bang! You’re Dead” Frontier Trail Junior High (2002)
“Lights! Camera! Kansas!” Frontier Trail Junior High Alumni (2001)
“The Front Page” Frontier Trail Junior High (2001)
“Romeo and Juliet” Frontier Trail Junior High (2001)
“The Mystery Maze” Frontier Trail Junior High (2000)
“Anne of Green Gables” Frontier Trail Junior High (1999)
“You Can’t Take It With You” Frontier Trail Junior High (1999)
“The Fall of the House of Usher” Frontier Trail Junior High (1998)
“Anne Frank and Me” Frontier Trail Junior High (1998)
“Alky” Frontier Trail Junior High (1997)
“The Man Who Came to Dinner” Frontier Trail Junior High (1997)
“Please Don’t Go Back Where You Came From” Frontier Trail Junior High (1996)
“Love, Death & The Prom” Frontier Trail Junior (1996)
“Fools” Frontier Trail Junior High (1995)
“Rehearsal for Murder” Frontier Trail Junior High (1994)
“The Arkansaw Bear” Frontier Trail Junior High (1993)
“The Good Doctor” Frontier Trail Junior High (1992)
“Bamboozled” Frontier Trail Junior High (1991)
“Kids: The Musical” Freeman Elementary School (1991)
“Feelin’ Good: The Musical” Freeman Elementary School (1990)

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Barney Award Nomination, Best Director, “Aveneue Q” (2015)
Barney Award Nomination, Best Director, “Follies” (2014)
Barney Award Nomination, Best Actor, “La Cage Aux Folles” (2014)
Barney Award Nomination, Best Supporting Actor, “August: Osage County” (2014)
Barney Award Nomination, Best Actor, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (2013)
Barney Award, Best Director, “Spring Awakening”, The Barn Players (2013)
Barney Award Nomination, Best Director, “Blood Brothers”, The Barn Players (2012)
Barney Award, Best Actor, “The Drowsy Chaperone”, The Barn Players (2011)
Barney Award Nomination, Best Director, “Marvin’s Room”, The Barn Players (2011)
Buddy Rogers Nomination, Best Director, “110 In The Shade”, Olathe Community (2009)
Buddy Rogers Nomination, Best Director, “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde”, Olathe Community (2008)
Buddy Rogers Nomination, Best Leading Actor, “I Hate Hamlet”, Olathe Community (2002).
Standing Ovation Award Nomination - “Lend Me a Tenor” Bell Road (1996).
Standing Ovation Award, Best Leading Actor in a Musical, “Company”, Bell Road (1995).
Standing Ovation Award Nomination - “1776″, Bell Road (1995).
Buddy Rogers Award, Best Leading Actor, “Greater Tuna”, Olathe Community, (1993).
Standing Ovation Award Nomination - “Greater Tuna”, Olathe Community (1993).
Excellence in Acting Award, Leading Actor - “Torch Song Trilogy”, Wichita Community, (1990).

PRODUCTIONS OF SHAKESPEAREAN ADAPTATIONS

• Frontier Trail Junior High Olathe, KS 5/1/2001
• Ramona Middle School Laverne, CA 1/7/2003
• Lumpkin County High School Dahlonega, GA 1/20/2003
• Penn Hills Senior High School Pittsburgh, PA 1/31/2003
• East Millbrook Middle School Raleigh, NC 2/7/2003
• North Ridgeville High School North Ridgeville, OH 9/20/2003
• Lawrence North High School Indianapolis, IN 11/14/2003
• Sierra High School Tollhouse, CA 3/8/2004
• Hanover High School Hanover, MA 5/15/2004
• Parma Senior High School Parma, OH 10/09/2004
• Chisholm Trail Junior High Olathe, KS 2/3/2005
• Wakeman Elementary School # 6 Sebastain, FL 4/23/2005
• Anderson County High School Clinton, TN 11/3/2006
• Johnson County High School Mountain City, TN 5/4/2007
• Hershey High School Hershey, PA 11/17/2007
• Westview High School Albion, IN 2/15/2008
• Olentangy Liberty School Powell, OH 11/6/2009
• Walker High School Walker, LA 5/1/2010
• Lutheran High School East Cleveland Heights, OH 5/7/2010
• Notre Dame High School Easton, PA 11/19/2010
• Severna Park High School Severna Park, MD 4/28/2011
• Everett Alvarez High School Salinas, CA 10/13/2011
• Cheyenne Mountain Charter ACAD Colorado Springs, CO 3/13/2015

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
• Olathe Northwest High School Olathe, KS 9/1/2005
• Olathe South High School Olathe, KS 5/1/2010
• Olathe Northwest High School Olathe, KS 3/7/2014
• Olathe North High School Olathe, KS 4/30/2015
• Olathe South High School Olathe, KS 4/30/2015

The Taming of the Shrew
• Olathe South High School Olathe, KS 9/1/2003
• Fort Osage High School Independence, MO 4/19/2007
• East Valley High School Spokane, WA 3/1/2007
• St. Augustine High School St. Augustine, FL 2/5/2009
• St. Francis High School Goshen, KY 3/19/2010
• Coronado High School Colorado Springs, CO 4/12/2012
• Olathe North High School Olathe, KS 4/25/2013

Much Ado About Nothing
• Olathe South High School Olathe, KS 11/4/2006
• Olathe Northwest High School Olathe, KS 4/17/2012

Twelfth Night
• Olathe South High School Olathe, KS 5/2/2012
• Shawnee Mission West High School Overland Park, KS 4/20/2016

Hamlet
• Olathe South High School Olathe, KS 3/7/2014