Since that time, besides having performed in a great many shows in the Phoenix area, I have moved to Los Angeles and been one of the founding members of the Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company, a Shakespeare theatre company committed to bringing the immortal words of the bard to a new generation of theatre goers. I have played many roles in many plays with this growing company, Richard II being one of my favorites. Most recently, I have directed and produced our hit production of HAMLET, and played Rosencrantz in the same show, as well as the Rosencrantz in Tom Stoppard’s ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, which we presented in repertoire with HAMLET. A lot of what I know about theatre, I learned at VYT.
I started at VYT in ‘97 as a chorus member in GREASE. After GREASE, I performed in ANNIE, VYT's first production at the Herberger Theatre Center, as Officer Ward and various other roles. The next show at the Herberger, I played the Wizard of Oz in the play of the same name, and when we lost the space in the Tower Plaza Mall, I helped with the building of the new theatre that stands today. While we were in the church, I did everyone’s holiday favorite A WINNIE-THE-POOH CHRISTMAS TAIL as Winnie the Pooh, a “Waltzing Nazi” in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and served back stage as deck manager for YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, all at the Herberger. Once the new theatre was built, I performed in the inaugural production of BYE, BYE BIRDIE, where I played Mr. Johnson and the Tenor in the Quartet, a role that, in large part, led to my playing and singing one of my favorite roles, Archibald Craven in THE SECRET GARDEN. I fulfilled a dream of mine and got to work with Jon Gentry when he directed me as Badger in THE WIND AND THE WILLOWS. I had seen Jon in ATP’s THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED front-row center when I was in high school, and, long story short, I knew I wanted to be an actor from that moment on. After that came The Teen Angel in GREASE at the Herberger, and the last show I did with VYT, though certainly not the least, was TITANIC, where I had the great pleasure of playing Wallace Hartley.