Denver, CO

2014-2013 My Denver Youth Program

Denver Parks & Rec.

Specialized Rec. Instructor working with youth citywide.  My Denver, is an up and coming mayor endorsed program for the youth of Denver. Duties include traveling to different sites citywide, curriculum development, promotion, teaching and community outreach with an emphasis on art, drama, dance, culture and community.



2011 Opio Haiku Mo’olelo

Kapolei Juvenile Corrections Facility

Free Writing Workshop with incarcerated juvenile adolescence


2009-2008 Volunteer Youth workshops

Kuhio Elementary kindergarten art wk shop

and Reading Aloud After-school Program


2012-2011 Kennedy Theatre (UH Manoa)

Honolulu, HI

Costume shop production, photography, and Theatre for Young Audience


2012-2009 SPAM (Student Parents @ Manoa)

University of Hawaii- Manoa 

Honolulu, HI

Community organizing, workshops, promotions


Los Angeles, CA


City & County of Los Angeles

ICU ART In Creative Unity

Venice CA

Youth project coordinator.  Duties included painting City of Los Angeles trash cans, later placed throughout the neighborhood and mural art workshop with the youth.  Annual event with food and entertainment.  In charge of sign up sheet, supplies and teaching workshops.


Sol Festival

Griffith Park CA

Art Workshops and face painting


New Moon Festival

 East L.A. CA

Art Workshops


Absolute Vodka, Annual Chalk Festival

Pasadena CA

Children Sidewalk Chalk paintings Coordinator


Santa Monica High School

Santa Monica CA

High school mural project with Zender.  Tenth through twelfth grade students were challenged to collaborate and develop mural with a theme from the ground up.  From developing the theme to sketching, prepping, to painting on the wall.  My job was to assist and guide the students through the process with inspiration.


Brentwood Art Center

Brentwood CA

Art supply donation for children.


Belmont Train Yard

Downtown L.A. CA

Fought to preserve a historic landmark for the city and artists of Los Angeles.  Worked with Belmont High students on rallying and protesting the destruction for construction of luxury style apartments.  Organized community with the youth through discussions, picket sign making, after school meetings and distributing flyers throughout the neighborhood.  Also petitioned city wide and attended public hearings at the court house.  At the public hearing in downtown Los Angeles I gave a speech in front of officials and was interviewed by KXLU Public Radio.


Flagstaff AZ

2004 Hozhoni

Art Workshops with special needs adults



Grant Writing Workshops

Art/Theatre for Social Change Seminar

Knowledge and tools for grant writing proposals



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