2012 - Present, Board of Trustees, Manuscript Society, Overland Park, KS.
Serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for international non-profit devoted to the collection, preservation, enjoyment, and use of autographs and manuscripts. Chair of Ethics Committee.
2020 Treasurer, Los Angeles Breakfast Club, Los Angeles, CA.
Serves as Treasurer and on the Board of Directors for eccentric "Shrine of Friendship" social club founded in 1925. Also services on the Board of Directors for the club's sister charity, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club Foundation.
Dealer in Autographs, Books, Comics, Artwork, and Pop Culture Memorabilia.
2001 - 2008, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Condomania, Los Angeles, CA
In charge of sales and marketing including wholesale, internet, and retail locations.
1996 - 2000, Proprietor, Essential Media Catalog, Venice, CA.
Retail store specializing in Counterculture Books and Media. Featured in LA Times, Playboy, Wired, Time Magazine.
1999 - 2000, Marketing Director, Center for Media Literacy, Los Angeles, CA
In charge of marketing, customer service, member communications, and catalog sales at non-profit media education organization.
1998 - 2013, Webmaster, Biblioctopus Rare Books, Beverly Hills, CA.
Bookseller specializing in First Editions of the classics of fiction, science, philosophy, history.
Brown University, Media/Culture, Bachelor of Arts Degree 1992-1996
CA Rare Book School, UCLA Graduate Center of Education and Information Studies 2017-2018
International Society of Appraisers, Appraisal Studies and Continuing Education 2012-2018
UACC Autograph Authentication Course 2014
College for Appraisers, Miscellaneous Appraisal Courses 2012-2016
Oxford University, Worcester College, Shakespeare Studies 1993
The Manuscript Society President’s Award
UACC’s The Pen & Quill Magazine #7 Fall 2014 Dealer Spotlight
Selected Articles Written
“Mel Blanc: A Portrait in Manuscripts" Manuscripts Volume 72- No. 4 Fall 2020
“An Interview with David Elkouby, owner of the Hollywood Show" Manuscripts Volume 72- No. 2 Spring 2020
“An Interview with Susan Allen, Director of the California Rare Book School" Manuscripts Volume 71- No. 3 Summer 2019
“Dave Smith: Disney Archivist, Collector and Member, A Final Interview, Manuscripts Volume 71- No. 2 Spring 2019
"My First Autographs”, The Manuscript Society News Volume XXXIX - No. 4 2018
“The Autograph Legacy of a Society Hostess”, Manuscripts Volume LXIV- No. 3 Summer 2012
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