Founder, Editor, Webmaster; Mosaic: A Magazine of Arts, Sciences & Everything in Between

  • Founded this online magazine to explore familiar topics from a systems perspective. Subsequently relaunched as Potluck.
  • Webmaster for www.mosaic.permaculture.net, using custom HTML programming.

Read at potluck.com.

Winner, Annual Thesis Prize

The Unsustainability and Origins of Socioeconomic Increase is awarded the first Annual Thesis Prize for best thesis by the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies, City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center, New York, NY.
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City University of New York
Graduate Center
M.A. Program in Liberal Studies

Founder, Editor, Webmaster; Sostenuto: The Systems-Thinking Magazine of Arts & Sciences

  • Founded this online magazine to explore familiar topics friom a systems perspective. Subsequently relaunched as Mosaic: A Magazine of Arts, Sciences & Everything in Between.
  • Webmaster for www.sostenuto.permaculture.net, using custom HTML programming.

Read at potluck.com.

Founder, Editor, Webmaster; permaCulture: The Systems-Thinking Magazine of Arts & Sciences

  • Founded this online magazine to explore familiar topics from a systems perspective. Subsequently relaunched as Sostenuto: The Systems-Thinking Magazine of Arts & Sciences.
  • Webmaster for home.hvc.rr.com/worldtrade, using custom HTML programming.

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Author, The Unsustainability and Origins of Socioeconomic Increase

  • Masters thesis for M.A. Program in Liberal Studies, City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center, New York, NY.
  • Faculty advisor: William Kornblum.

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City University of New York
Graduate Center
M.A. Program in Liberal Studies

Presenter, World Bank 2000 and the Unsustainability of Economic Growth

  • Invited paper in panel discussion on “The World Bank Millennium Report: A Recipe for More Inequality.” Organizer: Michael L. Blim. Chair: Jarrett Zigon.
  • 99th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco Hilton & Towers, San Francisco, CA, November 15-19, 2000.

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American Anthropological Association

Pianist, Lara Spencer’s wedding dance, Good Morning America

I was invited to provide live, original accompaniment for Lara Spencer and her dance instructor as part of her series documenting the planning of her wedding.
Listen and see photos at potluck.com.
Good Morning America

Business Consultant

Business consulting specializing in Microsoft Excel, creation of databases and other information management tools, project management, data analysis, forecasting, quality control, research, and both technical and academic writing.
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Pianist, Rosie’s Christmas Carol Challenge, Good Morning America

Rosie O’Donnell played “name that tune” with me performing snippets of Christmas songs and Rosie having to guess as many as she could in one minute.
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Good Morning America

City University of New York

City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center, New York, NY

  • MA, Liberal Studies, concentrating in Bioethics, Science and Society, February 1, 2001.
  • GPA 3.95.

City University of New York
Graduate Center
M.A. Program in Liberal Studies

Marketing Analyst, Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), New York, NY

  • Created numerous inventive and dynamic tools in MS Excel, MS Access and propriety systems to support the Development department in planning, implementing, analyzing and growing its fundraising program.
  • Managed departmental budgeting. Innovated effective methods for forecasting fundraising performance up to $138 million and expenses up to $15 million across diverse efforts and multiple budget iterations.
  • Managed acquisition and renewal efforts in mail, telemarketing, web, toll-free number and other media, including acquisitions up to 17 million contacts annually and renewals up to 9 million contacts annually.
    • Led implementation of and collaborated on strategy for creative treatment testing, population segmentation, data quality control, production coordination, acquisition list selection, merge-purge processing and all other campaign management activities.
    • Achieved strong performance in all marketing efforts, including an average profit of about 65% for acquisition mail, growing the database from 178,000 to over 1 million donors.
    • Assisted in maintenance of www.doctorswithoutborders.org Web site.
  • Produced in-depth, insightful narrative and numerical analyses with actionable results that repeatedly improved performance as well as efficiencies in cost and operations.
  • Oversaw a massive transition to Target Software’s industry-leading Team Approach database, including development of comprehensive new coding systems and detailed mapping of thousands of legacy codes to integrate historical results for analysis on the new platform.
  • Supervised several staff members and volunteers in Marketing and Donor Services.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
Team Approach

Donor Services Assistant, Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), New York, NY

  • Administered Oaktree Systems’ DB Cultivator donor database and monthly electronic funds transfer program through Chase banking.
  • Developed and documented systems for coding, data entry and production of all donor service mailings, expanding departmental manual from 12 to 105 pages.
  • Resolved donor inquiries via phone, mail and E-mail.
  • Supervised two Donor Services Assistants.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
Oaktree Systems

Co-Screenwriter; Citizen Arcane, a.k.a. The Lion’s Share

  • Based on the true story of the man who plotted to assassinate Richard Nixon, written nearly a decade before the Sean Penn film on the same subject.
  • Represented by Susan Smith & Associates, Beverly Hills, CA, 1996-1998.

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Composer, Co-Lyricist, Co-Librettist; The Right Circles

  • Scheming Broadway writers make fun of avant garde theatre, but what goes around comes around.
  • Represented by the Farber Literary Agency, New York, NY, 1994-1996.

Listen and read at potluck.com.