My formative years were spent dressing my dog in old baby clothes, reading MAD magazine, and dreaming of the day I could head to the “big city.” After a stint in advertising, I escaped my small town Maryland home to pursue big adventures in Los Angeles.
My career blossomed from intern on Hanna Barbera’s The Pagemaster, to character designer on MGM’s The Pink Panther and Klasky Csupo’s Duckman. I spent five years as a storyboard artist and designer at Warner Bros. on Freakazoid, Animaniacs, Superman, and won two Emmy Awards for my work on Pinky and the Brain. I went on to do storyboards for Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold!, Oswald, and Clifford the Big Red Dog.
After a six month long trip around the world, I landed in NYC. With a new outlook (and some great travel stories, including one about a yak cheese sandwich in Nepal that brought me to my knees), I continued my career on the other side of the country. I was the Story Director on Disney’s Stanley, and Noggin’s Pinky Dinky Doo, as well as Creative Director on PBS’s Nate the Great and their hit series, WordWorld. I also created my first animated cartoon, Call Me Bessie! which I co-produced with Nickelodeon and more recently, directed and produced many independent projects for Scholastic, Warner Bros., and Sesame Workshop. The last three years I’ve developed and produced my children’s book series with Random House Children’s Books into the animated series, The Ollie & Moon Show! airing on NBC/Sprout in May 2017.
I live in Brooklyn with my family and our favorite pastimes include traveling, eating cheese, protest marches, and spontaneous air band concerts!