I enjoy teaching all of my students as if I were preparing them for the world of professional theater, even if they don't aspire to acting as their career. I feel this kind of instructional focus helps students to gain the most from my classes and productions. It instills a level of self-discipline that will serve them in all their future endeavors. I teach Acting I, Musical Theater Techniques, Musical Theater Styles and I direct a mainstage musical each semester. As a part of the department's Triple Threat Week at the end of each semester, the musical theater class presents a musical revue performance and the acting classes present a night of selected scenes.
I have been teaching at Cypress College for over ten years and I currently serve as the Department Coordinator for the Theater and Dance Department. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Drama from the University of the Pacific and a Master in Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine. I have taught musical theater and served as the musical director for The Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts in Santa Maria/Solvang, California. I am a member of Actor's Equity Association (AEA) and have performed extensively in professional theaters throughout California and the East Coast. In addition to Cypress College productions, I continue to direct off campus and work extensively with the Torrance Theatre Company.
- Into The Woods Torrance Theatre Company, directed and choreographed by Jim Hormel
- Pirates of Penzance, Torrance Theatre Company, directed, musical directed and choreographed by Jim Hormel.