I am an artist-educator. I began serving Long Beach’s community as an artist speaker at the 2008 Voices and Visions Spoken word festival in 2008. From 2016-2020 provided Healing Through Creativity workshops at Long Beach Memorial’s Todd Cancer Institute. From 2016-2018 I creativity workshops at Century Villages at Cabrillo’s Veterans Village Recovery Center. I am currently a consultant with the Long Beach Unified School district, where I lead creativity-based SEL seminars with the Male Leadership Academy and in primary grades. I’ve hosted numerous exhibits since 2015 in varied locations in Long Beach that featured both my work and my participants’. The Arts Council for Long Beach just awarded me a Microgrant to support creativity-based Social and Emotional Learning project with 5th graders in Longfellow Elementary. The title of that project is Dreamsmithing A Creative Warrior’s Journey.