Cleveland Institute of Music
Education: University of Evansville, Indiana
Toughest Challenge: Jim Tressell once told me, “Excellence is exhausting.”
Greatest Inspiration: CIM’s students
Favorite Quote: “We can do anything, but we cannot do everything.”
How I Motivate Others: Ask a lot of questions, and do a lot of listening.
Most Inspiring Person: Adrienne Thompson, vice president for enrollment and student
services, Merit School of Music (Chicago)
What Keeps Me Up at Night: My job is like trying to solve a 12-sided Rubik’s cube every day. At night, I solve for the unmatched sides.
Important Lesson Learned: Absolutes are the human response to fear.
What I’d Tell 16-Year-Old Me: “Read more, travel more, take up a serious hobby.”
Hobby/Passion: Ohio State football, vegetable gardening
Who’d Play Me in a Biopic: Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow or Nick Offerman