2009 - Present, Proprietor, Collector's Shangri-La
Dealer and appraiser of Pop Culture Memorabilia.
2020 - Present, Co-Founder, Historic J.B. Winston House LLC
2022 - Present, Chapter Chair, National Cartoonists Society
Serves as the head of the Los Angeles Chapter of the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists; founded in 1946.
2020 - 2023, Treasurer, Los Angeles Breakfast Club
Served as Treasurer and on the Board of Directors for eccentric "Shrine of Friendship" social club founded in 1925. Also served on the Board of Directors for the club's sister charity, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club Foundation. Currently serves as volunteer and advisor to both.
2012 - 2022, Board of Trustees, Manuscript Society
International non-profit devoted to the collection, preservation, enjoyment, and use of autographs and manuscripts; founded in 1948. Chair of Ethics Committee.
2001 - 2008, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Condomania
In charge of sales and marketing including wholesale, internet, and retail locations.
1996 - 2000, Proprietor, Essential Media Catalog
Retail store specializing in Counterculture Books and Media. Featured in LA Times, Playboy, Wired, Time Magazine.
1999 - 2000, Marketing Director, Center for Media Literacy
In charge of marketing, customer service, member communications, and catalog sales at non-profit media education organization.
1998 - 2013, Webmaster, Biblioctopus Rare Books
Bookseller specializing in First Editions of the classics of fiction, science, philosophy, history.
The Manuscript Society President’s Award
UACC’s The Pen & Quill Magazine #7 Fall 2014 Dealer Spotlight
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 2014
College for Appraisers, 2012-2016
Oxford University, Worcester College, Shakespeare Studies 1993
Selected Articles Written
“An Interview with William Fliss, Curator of the J.R.R. Tolkien Collection at Marquette University" Manuscripts Volume 73- No. 1 Winter 2021
“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
“The Document That Changed the Course of Marx Brothers' History”, The Pen & Quill Magazine Number 4, November 2012