Education: Master’s degree in music, Eastman School of Music; bachelor’s degree, Carnegie Mellon University
Who I Would Call for Advice: Laura Kepley, Tony Sias or Trinidad Snider
How I Motivate Others: I try to lead with integrity, prioritizing kindness, trust and vision.
If I Could Have Any Other Job: History professor
Best Advice: Be the artist you are, not the one you think the world wants you to be.
Important Lesson Learned: Don’t sacrifice health and fitness for work, make time to read books, spend time in nature and prioritize the important people in your life.
Most Important Skill: Observing the people
and world around us
Bucket List: Checking off many more travel
destinations, including (but not limited to) China, Japan, South Africa, India, Morocco, Greece,
Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru and numerous national parks in the U.S., including the Grand Canyon
Who’d Play Me in a Biopic: Bobby Cannavale