From one individual looking for corporate photography of themself or to present better, to a brand environment experience with more people involved...
I bring in the support team as needed for each project, putting the right group together in the right way to facilitate a strong outcome.
I have been lucky to work with some of the best across many industries. I see collaboration as a key component to elevating any project with hair, makeup, stylists, assistants, editors, and co-facilitators who are highly regarded professionals in their field and who carry the same client-focussed care, empathy and work ethic I bring to the table.
For the last 12 years, working as a professional photographer, I have seen the usefulness of being adaptable and collaborative and using improv to put my clients at ease, make their experience enjoyable and fun while producing the work they need. My advertising background and years of experience as an art director and designer means I approach my projects with a 360 degree curiousity.
Member and former Vice President of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Media Photography.
Photo by Thomas Donley
Improv Facilitator & Consultant
Over the past 19 years, I have trained and performed with many of the major improv players and trainers in NYC, Chicago, and Portland; HB Studios, Improvolution, The Upright Citizens Brigade, The Pit, The Magnet, IO, The Annoyance Theatre, Second City, and Curious Comedy.
I have seen how improv makes space for people to practice vulnerability and openness and uncover the skills of resilience and adaptability in a really fun and engaging way. I work as an improv consultant to co-develop targeted workshops, and as a facilitator and coach with individuals and groups who want to tap into different ways to be a good collaborator.
Prior to my first improv class, I had already been channeling the “Yes And” motto of improv to navigate the world of design and advertising. As a creative and for many years as a freelancer, I could be working with a different company, a different team or on a different product monthly, weekly or daily. Surviving and thriving in this competitive field, meant learning to adapt and contribute as quickly as possible.