On September 26th, 2004, I donated Green Insect-Bunny Hybrid a framed photograph of one of my early puppets to the Sunny Side Up Brunch and Silent Auction at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston. Proceeds went to support the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth
On Friday, June 23rd, 2000, I performed Puppet Runway at the Columbus Drive Performance Space at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at the culmination of their summer Puppetry Institute. Assisting me with puppeteering in these performances was Maya Press. Later in 2002, I performed Puppet Runway at Perishable theater in Providence, RI
In 1996, I was the recipient of the Art of Leadership award at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where I was pursuing my BFA in studio arts. At SAIC, I studied a broad range of art including performance, puppetry, video art, sound art, site-specific installation, photography (analogue and digital), sculpture, drawing, painting, creative writing, and art history, theory, and criticism.