Innovation & Technology
Currently teaching Soft Robotics at NYU ITP, and co-writing Make: Soft Robotics. Previously with Super-Releaser, a soft robotics Research, Development, and Design consultancy. Formerly with Final Frontier Design, I contributed as a technical expert on five NASA research contracts, served as a Test Director on microgravity flights with NRC-Canada, and prototyped aerospace and terrestrial products. FFD's flagship innovation is the 3G IVA spacesuit for commercial spaceflight. I would love to collaborate with other innovative teams.
With over a decade of costuming experience for stage and screen, I am interested in production at all levels. A proud moment for me was when my Spider-man costume for Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark was inducted into the Smithsonian collection. I am a member of IATSE Wardrobe Union Local 764, and am specifically seeking out more short-term union work on Broadway, tv, and film.
Puppets & Soft Sculpture
The work of bringing inanimate objects to life was a natural extension of my professional explorations of motion. Two places I've particularly enjoyed working are The Jim Henson Company and Puppet Kitchen Productions. My goals in this area are finding more opportunities to work with puppetry artists, and the creation of original work.