Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Designer & Educator

Best Effect, LLC. Founder & President

                        October 2000-present

Developed ThinkBuildLive Success, a comprehensive life and career skills curriculum for diverse populations, currently being used at career colleges, non-profit organizations, and public schools across the country.

Co-wrote the TBLS Teaching Leader’s Guide, a comprehensive, 300 page workbook designed to promote effective pedagogy.

Designed social-emotional and career readiness programs in both live and distance-learning formats for schools and organizations including MaxKnowledge, Ultimate Medical Academy, Virginia College, NMTI, Youthbuild, AMIKids, BEST, and Year Up.

Information Builders, Inc.

                     January 2000 – present

Design and teach presentation skills and content development workshops for large and small businesses and organizations.

Privately coach individuals at all levels of management in public speaking, speech development, and interview technique.

Train Sales Force and systems engineers in presentation development and delivery.

Create and edit content for presentations and marketing materials.

The Cooper Union School of Engineering

                        October 1997-present

Design and conduct communications workshops for developing students’ writing, speaking, and presentation skills.

Develop complementary literature to assist students with writing and presentations.

The Cooper Union Center
for Writing and Speaking

               September 1997-May 2000

Tutored students in writing and speaking.

Designed and taught ESL classes.

Designed and taught Speaking Architecture to help architecture students deliver more effective presentations.

Decker Communications

          December 1998-January 2001

Conducted corporate presentation skills workshops across the United States for this division of Provant Communications.

Clients included Deloitte & Touche, Computer Associates, and State Farm Insurance.


Songs for a Cause

                             April 2015-present

Produce benefit concerts and recordings to raise awareness of critical social issues facing women and children while providing a venue for both emerging and established local musicians committed to positive social change.

Write and perform songs inspired by stories from the benefitting organizations.


                May 1993-September 1996

Wrote and consulted on mission statements, articles, and grant proposals. Researched and developed outreach plan. Traveled around the U.S. as sales and outreach representative.


                        May 1994-March 1995

Researched topics of public interest and targeted relevant speakers for live discussions and debates.

Produced live show from studio.

Independently produced EDUCATION ON THE LINE, a statewide education series with New York State Board of Education Commissioner, Dr. Thomas Sobel.

Professional Actor/Musician

The Social Animal & Vox Theater
Companies, The Guilty Players
and Static Comedy Troupes,
Storahtelling, Cherub Improv

                             May 1989-present

Produced, wrote, directed and performed in productions of dramatic, comedic, and musical short and full length plays throughout New York City.

Handled finances and fundraising.

Acted in various films, videos and commercials.

Perform in musical venues in and around New York City.


Pace University, Masters of Education, December 2014 

The Drisha Institute, Fellowship, Graduate Program in Jewish Studies, 2004

Sarah Lawrence College, Bachelor of Arts, 1989