Curriculum Vitae

Summary

Education

Artist focused on social practice, sculpture, performance and new media work since 1996. University-level educator and museum curator. Marketing manager and software engineer with deep technical skills, bringing 25 years of creative work, systems and software experience, proven leadership, and dynamic and holistic problem-solving skills. Prefer collaborative environment in which curiosity, creativity, teamwork, and good communications are encouraged.
M.F.A., Digital Art and New Media, University of California, Santa Cruz, in the Playable Media workgroups. 2015

B.A., Computer and Information Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. 1992

Multiple-Subject Education Certification coursework, University of California, Santa Cruz, focused on science education. 1992 to 1993

Employment

Lecturer, Department of Art & Art History, San Jose State University. 2017 to present

Lecturer, School of Computing & Design, Cal State Monterey Bay. 2017 to present

Lecturer, Arts Division, University of California Santa Cruz. 2015 to present

Summer Curator and Exhibition Catalyst, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz. 2015 to 2016.

Senior Instructor, Hackbright Academy, San Francisco. 2015 to 2017

Teaching Assistant, Arts Division, University of California Santa Cruz. 2013 to 2015

Arts Researcher for Arts Dean David Yager, University of California Santa Cruz. 2014 to June 2014

Systems Architect and Engineer for Grateful Dead Archive Online, University of California Santa Cruz. 2010 to 2013

System Architect, Administrator, and Developer, University Library, University of California Santa Cruz. 2006 to 2013

Technology Director, Mapleton Communications, Monterey, CA. 2002 to 2004

Web Marketing Manager, Interwoven, Sunnyvale, CA. 1999 to 2001

Solo Exhibitions

Sacramento History Museum, Sacramento, CA, with Secret History of American River People. 2017

Ebb & Flow, Santa Cruz, CA, with Secret History. 2017

River Discovery Center, Paducah, KY, with Secret History. 2016

Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL, with Secret History. 2016

Ditto Landing, Huntsville, AL, with Secret History. 2016

Knoxville Museum of Art & Volunteer Landing, with Secret History. 2016

National Mississippi River Museum, Dubuque, Iowa, with Secret History. 2015

River City Revue, St. Paul Yacht Club, St Paul, MN, with Secret History. 2015

9 Nights of Music, Minneapolis History Center, St. Paul, with Secret History. 2015

Spastic Robots & Frankenthings, San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation. Facilitator. 2014

Recent Works, What Is Art? Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. 1999

Group Exhibitions

LAST Festival, San Jose, with FOMOphobia. 2017

In Conversation with UCSC Studio Art Faculty, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, with Secret History. 2016

Radical Craft Night, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, with Secret History. 2015

San Francisco International Art Festival, with Co-related Space. 2015

DANM MFA Exhibition, UC Santa Cruz, with Secret History. 2015

Radical Craft Night, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, with Secret History. 2014

FIGMENT Art Festival, Oakland, with Secret History. 2014

LAST Festival, San Francisco, with Co-related Space. 2014

GLOW: Festival of Fire, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, with Co-related Space. 2014

Ann and Mark’s Art Party, Santa Clara Fairgrounds, San Jose, with Co-related Space. 2014

Digital Arts and New Media Spring Open Studios, UC Santa Cruz, with Secret History. 2013

LAST Festival, Zer01 Gallery, San Jose, with Co-related Space. 2014

The Cradle Project, Alter Space, San Francisco. 2014

Para-Sites 2014 Distributed Exhibition Project, downtown Santa Cruz, Bloomington, Indiana, France, New Zealand. With Santa Cruz Secret Exchange. 2014

The Cradle Project, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. 2014

Magic Night, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. 2014

Radical Craft Night, Santa Cruz MAH. Performance. 2013

Digital Arts and New Media Fall Open Studios, UC Santa Cruz, with FOMOphobia. 2013

Gamelan Anak Swarasanti, performed regionally. 2008 to 2013

Fun-A-Day 2013 Show, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. 2013

Kecak Monkey Chant, Santa Cruz MAH. Organizer and performer. 2012

McHenry Library Inaugural Staff Exhibit, UC Santa Cruz. 2012

Streetside Letter Writing, downtown Santa Cruz. Performance. 2008. 2009. 2011

We Are All Animals MMXI, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz. 2011

SubRosa Staff Art Show, Santa Cruz, CA. 2011

We Are All Animals, Bricks and Mortar Media, San Francisco. 2011

An Evening of Extraordinary Proportions, Santa Cruz. Organizer and Performer. 2010

The Dark Night of DIY Ragdolls and Monsters, SubRosa, Santa Cruz, CA. 2009

Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra, performed regionally. Organizer and musician. 2005 to 2009

Free Community Coffee Bar, downtown Santa Cruz. Performance. 2007-2008

The SDS Comic Show, Brown University, Providence, RI. 2007

Ars Felix Externus, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. 2002

Million Clown March, Santa Cruz. Organizer. 2002

Members Only, Santa Cruz Art League. 2002

Mixed Signals, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. 2002

Spy Soiree, Santa Cruz. Performance. 2001

What the Hell’s Going on Downtown Day, downtown Santa Cruz. Performance. 1999

Exemplary Contemporary, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. 1997

University-level Teaching

Intro to Web Design. Lecturer, CSUMB, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

Intro to Digital Video Art. Lecturer, SJSU, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

Computing for Digital Artists. Lecturer, CSUMB, Spring 2017 & 2018

Computer Programming for the Arts. Lecturer, UCSC. Spring 2016-18

Introduction to Programming. Senior Instructor, Hackbright Academy, San Francisco. 2016 to 2017

Computer Programming for the Arts. Teaching Assistant & Lab Instructor, UCSC. to 2015

2D Foundation. Teaching Assistant & Studio Instructor, UCSC. to 2015

3D Foundation. Teaching Assistant & Studio Instructor, UCSC. to 2014

Concepts and Practice in Sculpture and Public Art. Teaching Assistant & Studio Instructor, UCSC. to 2013

Community Education

Hacktivate! 115: Geek Love From Luddite Technologists -or- Fear and Loathing in Silicon Valley. Co-Teacher. 2014

Hacktivate! 112: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Tech. Co-teacher. 2014

Hacktivate! 111: Authoritarian Use of Technology Against Civilians. Co-teacher. 2014

Hacktivism 106: Fundamentals of Programming. Co-Teacher and Facilitator. 2013

Reskilling Expo: Quilting Workshop. Teacher, Facilitator. 2012

Hacktivism 105: Frankenthings. Teacher and Facilitator. 2012

Hacktivism 104: Linux Fundamentals. Teacher and Facilitator. 2012

Hacktivism 103: Intermediate Linux Fundamentals. Teacher and Facilitator. 2011

Soapbox 202: Anarchist Public Speaking. Teacher, Facilitator. 2011

Hacktivism 102: A brief overview of codes and cryptography. Co-teacher and co-facilitator. 2011

Games as a Strategy for Living (and Liberation). Teacher, Facilitator. 2011 to 2012

Hacktivism 102: Advanced Free & Easy Websites. Teacher and Facilitator. 2010

Ambitious Plans/Radical Strategy. Teacher, Facilitator. 2010

Free Stuff/Scavenger Hunt. Teacher, Facilitator. 2010

Hacktivism 101: Internet Sleuthing. Teacher and Facilitator. 2010

Caliban and the Witch. Teacher, Facilitator. 2010 to 2010

Hacktivism 101: Using Linux. Teacher and Facilitator. 2010

Comic Workshop. Co-facilitator. 2010 to 2012

Kecak: Indonesian Monkey Chant. Teacher, Facilitator. 2010

Drawing People for Illustrated Stories. Teacher, Facilitator. 2010 to 2010

Writing Down the Bones. Teacher, Facilitator. 2009 to 2010

Lao-Tzu and Zhuang-Tze: An Anarchist Study Group. Teacher, Facilitator. 2009 to 2009

Dark Night of DIY Rag Dolls and Monsters. Teacher, Facilitator. 2009

Home Ownership for Punx. Teacher, Facilitator. 2009 to 2010

Intel and Counter-Intel for Activists. Co-teacher, co-facilitator. 2009

Sewing for Boys. Co-teacher, co-facilitator. 2009

Tao and Zen: Alan Watts Listening Group. Teacher, Facilitator. 2009 to 2010

Soapbox 101: Anarchist Public Speaking Series. Teacher, Facilitator. 2008 to 2008

Revenge of the Grandmas: Quilting as Communal and Personal Liberation. Teacher, Facilitator. 2008 to 2011

Felton Railroad History Campout. Teacher, Facilitator. 2008 to 2011

Fun With Scrap Metal. Organizer, Teacher. 2008

The Way: Tao Te Ching Reading Group. Teacher, Facilitator. 2007 to 2007

Free Skool Post-Apocalyptic Survival Weekend. Teacher, Facilitator. 2007

Debris Shelter Campout. Teacher, Facilitator. 2006 to 2008

Trash Orchestra Practice. Teacher, Facilitator. 2006 to 2006

History of the Future. Teacher, Facilitator. 2006 to 2009

Practical Security Culture. Teacher, Facilitator. 2006

Know Your Rights & Resist the Police State. Teacher, Facilitator. 2006 to 2010

Assertive Non-Violence and Direct Action Techniques. Teacher, Facilitator. 2006

Running a Free Skool. Teacher, Facilitator. 2005 to 2012

Free Carpentry: Treehouse Workshop. Teacher, Facilitator. 2005 and 2006

Collage Workshop & Party. Co-teacher, co-facilitator. 1999 to 2007

Published

“Knowing The Mississippi.” Open Rivers: Rethinking The Mississippi, no. 1. University of Minnesota. 2015.

“Revisiting the Technical Achievements of Listening Post Ten Years On”. NMEDIAC. 2014.

Bear Creek, Interactive Fiction. Author. 2013.

Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History. New York: Hill and Wang, 2008

“Times Square by Howard Zinn”. Baltimore, MD: Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness. 2008

“Confessions of a WebTeam Manager”. Sunnyvale: Interwoven, 2001

“Trainspotting”. Bloomington, IN: BC Magazine, 1997

“How To Sneak Around”. Bloomington: BC Mag, 1997

“Rail Rogues”. San Jose, CA: Metro Publishing,1996

“Urban Urges”. San Jose, CA: Metro Publishing,1995

“The Secret Life of Trains”. San Francisco: Might Magazine, 1994

Using Unix System V Release 3. Berkeley: Osborne McGraw-Hill, 1990

Using Sco Unix. Berkeley: Osborne McGraw-Hill, 1990

Honors and Awards

 
Arts Council of Santa Cruz County, Create Grant for Secret History. 2017

Puffin Foundation Grant for Secret History. 2017

Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship, short-listed. 2015

UCSC Art Dean’s Excellence Award for Secret History. 2015

Florence French Scholarship for Secret History of American River People. 2015

University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Graduate Grant for Secret History. 2014

Arts Council of Santa Cruz County Create Grant for Co-related Space. 2014

Florence French Scholarship for Co-related Space. 2014

ArtSlant 1st 2014 Showcase Winner for FOMOphobia. 2014 

Invited Addresses

Design Tech High School, Burlingame, CA. Artist talk about Secret History. 2017

River Discovery Center, Paducah, KY. Artist talk about Secret History. 2016

Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL. Artist talk about Secret History. 2016

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN. Artist talk about Secret History. 2016

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, University California Santa Cruz. Talk about Secret History. 2016

River City Revue St. Paul Yacht Club, St. Paul, Minnesota. Artist talk about Secret History. 2015

11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, University California Santa Cruz. Talk about Secret History. 2014

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, University California Davis. Talk about Secret History. 2015

Friday Forum for Graduate Research, University California Santa Cruz. Talk about Secret History. 2015

10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, University California Santa Cruz. Talk about Secret History. 2014

PetchaKucha 20×20, Santa Cruz MAH. Performance. 2013

Creating the Grateful Dead Archive Online, University California Santa Cruz. 2012

SDS Comic Artists Panel, Brown University, Providence, RI. Panelist with Harvey Pekar. 2007

Non-Profit 

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Creative Community Committee member. Sep 2014 to Jun 2016

The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living. Director. Dec 2008 to Aug 2013

Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County. Grant Reviewer. Sep 2008 to Nov 2008 and Sep 2012 to Nov 2012

Revolutionary Garden Society. Founder, Director. Mar 2004 to Aug 2017

Central Coast Public Radio KUSP, Santa Cruz. Director, Programmer. Jul 2001 to Sep 2005

Community Organizing 

Union of Benevolent Electrical Workers. Founder and Collective Member. Apr 2010 to Present

Police Obsolescence Workgroup. Organizer and Facilitator. Apr 2011 to Dec 2011

Blue Light Safety Project. Organizer and Facilitator. Apr 2011 to Dec 2011

Santa Cruz Community Safety Workgroup. Organizer and Facilitator. Apr 2011 to Dec 2011

Demystifying Anarchy Conference. Organizer. Jun 2010

Freakshow. Organizer and Publisher. Sep 2009 to Mar 2010

Anarchist Convergence. Co-organizer. May 2009

Free Skool Conference. Organizer and Teacher. May 2009

Free Skool for Kids. Teacher and Facilitator. Mar 2009

Insurgent Photographers. Co-organizer. Nov 2008 to May 2009

SubRosa Community Space. Co-founder, Collective Member and Staffer. Aug 2008 to Aug 2013

Comic Artists’ Collective. Organizer and Teacher. Mar 2008 to May 2008

Last Night DIY Parade. Organizer. Dec 2006 to Jan 2008

Brazen Square Dance. Organizer. Mar 2006 to May 2007

Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra. Organizer and Musician. Dec 2005 to Mar 2009

Free Radio Santa Cruz. Collective Member and Programmer. Sep 2005 to Mar 2008

Free Skool Santa Cruz. Co-founder, Collective Member and Teacher. Mar 2005 to May 2012

Free Carpentry. Founder and carpenter. Dec 2004 to Sep 2005

Adventure Club. Founder, organizer and teacher. Feb 2003 to Apr 2008

Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In. Founder and Collective Member. Apr 2002 to Oct 2011

What Is Art? Santa Cruz. Collective Member and Performer. Oct 1998 to Feb 2000