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Professional Background


2012 - Present, Board of Trustees, Manuscript Society, Overland Park, KS.

Served 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.

2009 - 2019, Proprietor, Collector's Shangri-La, Los Angeles, CA.

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.


Academic Background


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

Selected Honors


The Manuscript Society President’s Award

UACC’s The Pen & Quill Magazine #7 Fall 2014 Dealer Spotlight


Selected Articles Written


An Interview with Susan Allen, Director of the California Rare Book SchoolManuscripts 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

The Document That Changed the Course of Marx Brothers' History”, The Pen & Quill Magazine Number 4, November 2012

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