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. Seeking work on a team in a 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. Jun 2015
  • B.A., Computer and Information Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Dec 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. Aug 2017 to present
  • Lecturer, School of Computing & Design, Cal State Monterey Bay. Jan 2017 to present
  • Lecturer, Arts Division, University of California Santa Cruz. Oct 2015 to Present
  • Senior Instructor, Hackbright Academy, San Francisco. Nov 2015 to Mar 2017
  • Summer Curator and Exhibition Catalyst, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz. Nov 2015 to Oct 2016.
  • Teaching Assistant, Arts Division, University of California Santa Cruz. Sep 2013 to Jun 2015
  • Arts Researcher for Arts Dean David Yager, University of California Santa Cruz. Jan 2014 to June 2014
  • Systems Architect and Engineer for Grateful Dead Archive Online, University of California Santa Cruz. Mar 2010 to Sep 2013
  • System Architect, Administrator, and Developer, University Library, University of California Santa Cruz. May 2006 to Sep 2013
  • Technology Director, Mapleton Communications, Monterey, CA. Jan 2002 to Mar 2004
  • Web Marketing Manager, Interwoven, Sunnyvale, CA. Mar 1999 to Sep 2001

Visual & Installation Art

  • Sacramento History Museum, Sacramento, CA. Solo Exhibition with Secret History of American River People. July 2017
  • Ebb & Flow, Santa Cruz, CA. Group Exhibition with Secret History. June 2017
  • LAST Festival, San Jose State University. Group show with FOMOphobia. April 2017
  • River Discovery Center, Paducah, KY. Solo exhibition with Secret History. Sep 2016
  • Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL. Solo exhibition with Secret History. Aug 2016
  • Ditto Landing, Huntsville, AL. Solo exhibition with Secret History. Jul 2016
  • Knoxville Museum of Art & Volunteer Landing, Knoxville, TN. Solo exhibition with Secret History. Jul 2016
  • In Conversation with UCSC Studio Art Faculty, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. Group show with Secret History. Apr 2016.
  • Radical Craft Night, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Group show with Secret History. Nov 2015.
  • National Mississippi River Museum, Dubuque, Iowa with Secret History. Jul 2015
  • River City Revue, St. Paul Yacht Club, St Paul with Secret History. Jul 2015
  • 9 Nights of Music, Minneapolis History Center, St. Paul with Secret History. Jun 2015
  • San Francisco International Art Festival. Show with Co-related Space. May 2015
  • DANM MFA Exhibition, UC Santa Cruz. Group Show with Secret History. Apr 2015
  • Radical Craft Night, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Group show with Secret History. Nov 2014.
  • FIGMENT Art Festival, Oakland. Group Show with Secret History. Nov 2014.
  • LAST Festival, San Francisco. Invited Group Show with Co-related Space. Oct 2014
  • GLOW: Festival of Fire, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Group Show with Co-related Space. Oct 2014
  • Ann and Mark’s Art Party, Santa Clara Fairgrounds, San Jose. Invited Group Show with Co-related Space. Sep 2014
  • Spastic Robots & Frankenthings, San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation. Facilitator. Apr 2014
  • Digital Arts and New Media Spring Open Studios, UC Santa Cruz. Group Show with Secret History. Dec 2013
  • LAST Festival, Zer01 Gallery, San Jose. Invited Group Show with Co-related Space. May 2014
  • The Cradle Project, Alter Space, San Francisco. Invited Group Show. Apr to May 2014
  • The Cradle Project, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Invited Group Show. Feb 2014
  • Magic Night, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Invited Group Show. Jan 2014
  • Digital Arts and New Media Fall Open Studios, UC Santa Cruz. Group Show with FOMOphobia. Dec 2013
  • Fun-A-Day 2013 Show, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Group Show. Jan 2013
  • McHenry Library Inaugural Staff Exhibit, UC Santa Cruz. Group Show. Mar 2012 to Jun 2012
  • We Are All Animals MMXI, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz. Invited Group Show. Oct 2011 to Nov 2011
  • SubRosa Staff Art Show, Santa Cruz, CA. Group Show. Jun 2011 to Jul 2011
  • We Are All Animals, Bricks and Mortar Media, San Francisco. Invited Group Show. Mar 2011 to 31 Apr 2011
  • The Dark Night of DIY Ragdolls and Monsters, SubRosa, Santa Cruz, CA. Group Show. Oct 2009 to Nov 2009
  • The SDS Comic Show, Brown University, Providence, RI. Invited Group Show. Apr 2007 to Jun 2007
  • Ars Felix Externus, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. Invited Group Show. Jul 2002 to Aug 2002
  • Members Only, Santa Cruz Art League. Group Show. Mar 2002 to Mar 2002
  • Mixed Signals, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. Invited Group Show. Jan 2002 to Feb 2002
  • Santa Cruz Art League. Group Show. Sep 2001
  • Recent Works, What Is Art? Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. Solo Show. Mar 1999 to Mar 2002
  • Exemplary Contemporary, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. Juried Group Show. Nov 1997 to Jan 1998

Social Practice & Performance

  • Para-Sites 2014 Distributed Exhibition Project, Santa Cruz, Bloomington, Indiana, France, New Zealand. with Santa Cruz Secret Exchange. May 2014
  • Radical Craft Night, Santa Cruz MAH. Performance. Nov 2013
  • Kecak Monkey Chant, Santa Cruz MAH. Organizer and performer. Nov 2012
  • An Evening of Extraordinary Proportions, Santa Cruz. Organizer and Performer. Dec 2010
  • Streetside Letter Writing, downtown Santa Cruz. Performance. 2008-2011
  • SubRosa Open Mic Host. Organizer and performer. Nov 2008 to Nov 2010
  • Gamelan Anak Swarasanti, Performed regionally. Mar 2008 to Nov 2013
  • Free Coffee Bar, downtown Santa Cruz. Performance. 2007-2008
  • Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra. Performed regionally. Organizer and musician. Dec 2005 to Mar 2009
  • Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In. Founder and Collective Member. Apr 2002 to Oct 2011
  • Million Clown March, Santa Cruz. Organizer. Mar 2002
  • Spy Soiree, Santa Cruz. Organizer. May 2001
  • What the Hell’s Going on Downtown Day, downtown Santa Cruz. Co-organizer. Dec 1999
  • Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet, Black Rock City, NV. Co-founder, organizer, and performer. Sep 1998 to Sep 2010

Teaching

  • Intro to Web Design, Lecturer, CSUMB, Fall 2017
  • Intro to Digital Video Art, Lecturer, SJSU. Fall 2017
  • Computing for Digital Artists, Lecturer, CSUMB, Spring 2017
  • Computer Programming for the Arts, Lecturer, UCSC. Spring 2016 & 2017
  • Introduction to Programming, Senior Instructor, Hackbright Academy, San Francisco. Jan 2016 to Mar 2017
  • Computer Programming for the Arts, Teaching Assistant & Lab Instructor, UCSC. Apr to Jun 2015
  • 2D Foundation, Teaching Assistant & Studio Instructor, UCSC. Jan to Mar 2015
  • 3D Foundation, Teaching Assistant & Studio Instructor, UCSC. Sep to Dec 2014
  • Concepts and Practice in Sculpture and Public Art, Teaching Assistant & Studio Instructor, UCSC. Sep to Dec 2013
  • Hacktivate! 115: Geek Love From Luddite Technologists -or- Fear and Loathing in Silicon Valley, Co-Teacher. May 2014
  • Hacktivate! 112: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Tech, Co-teacher. Apr 2014
  • Hacktivate! 111: Authoritarian Use of Technology Against Civilians, Co-teacher. Mar 2014
  • Hacktivism 106: Fundamentals of Programming, Co-Teacher and Facilitator. Jan 2013
  • Reskilling Expo: Quilting Workshop, Teacher, Facilitator. Sep 2012
  • Hacktivism 105: Frankenthings, Teacher and Facilitator. Jul 2012
  • Hacktivism 104: Linux Fundamentals, Teacher and Facilitator. Mar 2012
  • Hacktivism 103: Intermediate Linux Fundamentals, Teacher and Facilitator. Apr 2011
  • Soapbox 202: Anarchist Public Speaking, Teacher, Facilitator. Jan 2011
  • Hacktivism 102: A brief overview of codes and cryptography, Co-teacher and co-facilitator. Jan 2011
  • Games as a Strategy for Living (and Liberation), Teacher, Facilitator. Jan 2011 to Dec 2012
  • Hacktivism 102: Advanced Free & Easy Websites. Teacher and Facilitator. Dec 2010
  • Ambitious Plans/Radical Strategy, Teacher, Facilitator. Nov 2010
  • Free Stuff/Scavenger Hunt, Teacher, Facilitator. 2010
  • Hacktivism 101: Internet Sleuthing, Teacher and Facilitator. Aug 2010
  • Caliban and the Witch, Teacher, Facilitator. Jul 2010 to Aug 2010
  • Hacktivism 101: Using Linux. Teacher and Facilitator. Jul 2010
  • Comic Workshop. Co-facilitator. Jul 2010 to May 2012
  • Kecak: Indonesian Monkey Chant. Teacher, Facilitator. May 2010
  • Drawing People for Illustrated Stories. Teacher, Facilitator. Mar 2010 to May 2010
  • Writing Down the Bones. Teacher, Facilitator. Nov 2009 to Jan 2010
  • Lao-Tzu and Zhuang-Tze: An Anarchist Study Group. Teacher, Facilitator. Aug 2009 to Sep 2009
  • Dark Night of DIY Rag Dolls and Monsters. Teacher, Facilitator. Aug 2009
  • Home Ownership for Punx. Teacher, Facilitator. Apr 2009 to Sep 2010
  • Intel and Counter-Intel for Activists. Co-teacher, co-facilitator. Apr 2009
  • Sewing for Boys. Co-teacher, co-facilitator. Mar 2009
  • Tao and Zen: Alan Watts Listening Group. Teacher, Facilitator. Mar 2009 to May 2010
  • Soapbox 101: Anarchist Public Speaking Series. Teacher, Facilitator. Jul 2008 to Aug 2008
  • Revenge of the Grandmas: Quilting as Communal and Personal Liberation. Teacher, Facilitator. 2008 to 2011
  • Felton Railroad History Campout. Teacher, Facilitator. May 2008 to Aug 2011
  • Fun With Scrap Metal. Organizer, Teacher. Apr 2008
  • The Way: Tao Te Ching Reading Group. Teacher, Facilitator. Jun 2007 to Nov 2007
  • Free Skool Post-Apocalyptic Survival Weekend. Teacher, Facilitator. May 2007
  • Debris Shelter Campout. Teacher, Facilitator. Nov 2006 to Mar 2008
  • Trash Orchestra Practice. Teacher, Facilitator. Jul 2006 to Sep 2006
  • History of the Future. Teacher, Facilitator. 2006 to 2009
  • Practical Security Culture. Teacher, Facilitator. Apr 2006
  • Know Your Rights & Resist the Police State. Teacher, Facilitator. Apr 2006 to Jul 2010
  • Assertive Non-Violence and Direct Action Techniques. Teacher, Facilitator. Mar 2006
  • Running a Free Skool. Teacher, Facilitator. 2005 to 2012
  • Free Carpentry:Treehouse Workshop. Teacher, Facilitator. Sep 2005 and 2006
  • Collage Workshop & Party. Co-teacher, co-facilitator. Mar 1999 to Jul 2007

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

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

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

Honors and Awards

Invited Addresses

  • Arts Council of Santa Cruz County, Create Grant for Secret History, July 2017
  • Puffin Foundation Grant for Secret History, Jun 2017
  • Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship short-listed, Jun 2015
  • UCSC Art Dean’s Excellence Award for Secret History, May 2015
  • Florence French Scholarship for Secret History, March 2015
  • University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Graduate Grant for Secret History, November 2014
  • Arts Council of Santa Cruz County Create Grant for Co-related Space, April 2014
  • Florence French Scholarship for Co-related Space, March 2014
  • ArtSlant 1st 2014 Showcase Winner for FOMOphobia, March 2014
  • River Discovery Center, Paducah, KY. Artist talk about Secret History. Sep 2016
  • Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL. Artist talk about Secret History. Aug 2016
  • Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN. Artist talk about Secret History. Jul 2016
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, University California Santa Cruz. Talk about Secret History. Feb 2016
  • River City Revue St. Paul Yacht Club, St. Paul, MN. Artist talk about Secret History. Jul 2015
  • 11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, University California Santa Cruz. Talk about Secret History. May 2014
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, University California Davis. Talk about Secret History. Feb 2015
  • Friday Forum for Graduate Research,  University California Santa Cruz. Talk about Secret History. Jan 2015
  • 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, University California Santa Cruz. Talk about Secret History. May 2014
  • PetchaKucha 20×20, Santa Cruz MAH. Performance. Sep 2013
  • Creating the Grateful Dead Archive Online, University California Santa Cruz. Jun 2012
  • SDS Comic Artists Panel, Brown University, Providence, RI. Panelist with Harvey Pekar. Apr 2007