In addition to being naturally curious, I believe in the old adage that knowledge is power. My world was changed the day I bought a Smartphone and could Google search anything, anytime and anywhere.

Combining my fact-finding ability with analytical skills and the belief that it’s important to understand the parameters of a problem before solving it have enabled me to make it easy for my clients to become informed decision makers. I’ve helped organizations and foundations understand the various options they have for institutional decision making based on a careful examination and articulation of their ecosystem and a handful of well-defined recommendations.


Grantmakers in the Arts (2014), GIA Reader , vol. 25 no. 2/Summer 2014. Disrupting the Status Quo: El Sistema, the Community Opus Project, and School Reform in the Chula Vista Elementary School District.

Balboa Theatre Foundation (2011), Organizational Review

Lux Art Institute (2011), Education Program Assessment and Education Pavilion Expansion Study

The James Irvine Foundation (2008), Next Generation Arts Leadership: A Report to The James Irvine Foundation

Illinois Arts Alliance (2008), Arts Leadership for the 21st Century, Mentoring and Peer Coaching Program Toolkit, Website Content and Curriculum Research and Development

City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs (2006/07), Arts Education Program Assessment

City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture (2006), Folk and Traditional Arts Website Research and Development