I've been in a movie you've never seen, written a book you've never read, and played in a band you've never heard.

You really should get out more.

 

Right out of the gate I won an Emmy Award for my first commercial. (Yes, it was a local Emmy, but the locale was New York City.) That award brought me to San Francisco where I'm currently an Associate Creative Director / Copywriter. 
 
I'm experienced at building established brands—and introducing new ones to the marketplace—in a multitude of categories:

Consumer Products & Retail: Kohler, adidas, Nokia, Pernod Ricard brands: [Jameson, The Glenlivet, Chivas Regal and Malibu], Dairy Queen, The Exploratorium, Olive Garden, ShopAtHome

Tech (Consumer and B2B): VMware, Dolby, Seagate, EA Sports, Yahoo!, Zynga, Adobe, Go-To Meeting, Shoretel, DocuSign, Nexon M, Perforce, Thinknear, Netskope, Smartsheet, Joyent, Savvius, OM1

Entertainment, Travel & Hospitality: Exploratorium, San Francisco Dungeons, Steve & Kate's Camps, Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites

Financial Services: Deloitte, Bank of the West, Battery Ventures

Education: Dev Bootcamp, Berkeley-Hass School of Business, Golden Gate University, San Jose State University, Hastings College of the Law

Medical & Healthcare: VSP (Vision Service Plans), Varian Medical, Bolton, Edwards Lifesciences, Propel, Phonak/Advanced Bionics

 


DINNER RUSH – A Feature Film

Still shot taken from a film I acted in starring Danny Aiello called Dinner Rush. Making it into IMDB was worth all those years working in restaurants. (I added the Jr. to my name in honor of my Dad.)

Scene from  Dinner Rush , courtesy of Access Motion Picture Group.

Scene from Dinner Rush, courtesy of Access Motion Picture Group.


DORITOS SUPER BOWL SPOT SUBMISSION

Came up with an idea, wrote a script, got a friend to direct it, and then submitted it to Doritos when they ran their first user-submitted Super Bowl TV spot contest.


TV ROLES

I landed a few roles on some TV shows while pursuing an acting career — thanks in large part to a well-honed Brooklyn-Italian accent. Or was it the Bronx?  (Forgive the low resolution. After all, it was the 90s.)