I am a third generation, Bay Area, Californian.
Born in the projects of Lockwood Gardens, Oakland, CA 1953.
I moved at the age of three to the hills of Hayward and was raised in a dying agricultural Dairy community. My poetry draws on my youth in the hills of Hayward, adventures in Brazil, culminating with my living in the Napa Wine Country.
I have earned my living working in the Arts for thirty five years. I have worked for the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Ballet and for the last eighteen years have specialized as a Greens Designer for film. I have designed sets for Francis Ford Coppola: Tucker 1988, Jack 1996, Rainmaker 1997, George Lucas & Steven Spielberg: ET, Indiana Jones The Last Crusade 1989, Wolfgang Peterson: Shattered 1991 Peter Weir: Fearless 1993, and Alfonso Arau: A Walk in the Clouds 1995.
Songs to the Sky Small Poetry Press: Editor David Alpaugh
Reflections On September 11th Collected Poems The Marin Poetry Center:
Editors Kate Pepper, Gabrielle Rilleau, Gloria M. Rodriguez
Chiron Review Issue 90 Spring 2010 Editor Michael Hathaway
Poetry Farmers Almanac Volume VI
Editor Anita Erola, Jennifer E. Hewwit & Copy Editor Eric Baxter
Chabot College Technical Theater
Mentor: Professor Merrill Curtis
Chabot College Community Theater
Mentor: Walter Buetnor
University of Berkeley Zellerbach
Mentor: Philip Heron
Dean Tavolarous Production Designer for Apocalypse Now & The Godfather
Angelo Graham Production Designer Little Big Man
George Ziminisky Greens Designer Mrs. Doubtfire
1976 to 1986 San Francisco Opera
Assistant Key Propman 1983 1986
Apprenticeship San Francisco Ballet:
1976 1981 Fly man
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Motion Pictures of the United States and Canada 1983 1986
Poet Laureate of Spanish Flats Ad Infinitum