Know How

Know How

Currently in post-production, Know How is a narrative feature film I wrote and directed about the lives of five foster care youth in NYC. Every year, a non-profit called the Possibility Project, casts a group of foster care teenagers in a musical they write and perform in about their own difficult lives. They come together […]

White Roof Project

White Roof Project

In 2010 I founded the White Roof Project, a national environmental initiative to curb climate change. The idea came into fruition on Earth Day at an event hosted by the Manhattan Young Democrats on sustainability. When 150 volunteers showed up to coat the first rooftop a few months later it was a watershed moment, and it went from being a project […]

4th Annual StreetWise Partners Taste of Success

4th Annual StreetWise Partners Taste of Success

Featuring New York City’s finest food, wine, and spirits. Meet hundreds of young professional for an evening of sipping and samplings featuring New York’s hottest restaurants. Join aspiring foodies and trendsetters, and help StreetWise partners empower low-income invdividuals with skills for work and confidence for life. I was asked to develop an invitation and stationary for […]

10.10.10 Global Work Party and White Roofs

10.10.10 Global Work Party and White Roofs

We’re having a White Roof Project at Democracy Prep (a charter school in Harlem). Dozens of volunteers are coming together to paint the school roof white. On Friday, October 8, 2010, dozens of New Yorkers will gather on the roof of Democracy Prep Charter School in Harlem to begin the process of painting the school’s […]

White Roof Project paints the Bowery Mission

White Roof Project paints the Bowery Mission

The new non-profit I founded just finished its first major work! White Roof Project is so proud to announce that we successfully completed our first painting project, 10,000 square feet of the Bowery Mission roof! It was a long & tiring weekend but painting those five roofs white will really make a difference for years […]

Sotheby’s auction for StreetWise Partners

Sotheby’s auction for StreetWise Partners

This flagship event — held at the world’s preeminent Sotheby’s — propeled forward StreetWise Partners’ new campaign to engage the most promising business leaders of the workforce to open pathways to good jobs and accelerate people’s ability to work their way out of poverty. SWP was joined by prominent members of the business community for […]

Healthcare Q/A with Congressman Anthony Weiner

Healthcare Q/A with Congressman Anthony Weiner

April 7th, 2010 The Manhattan Young Democrats celebrated healthcare reform by hosting the event “THE BIG F—ING DEAL: Healthcare Q/A & Drinks Featuring Rep. Anthony Weiner”. The amazing U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner joined MYD to talk about the fight for health care reform, he took questions from the audience, and was an incredibly inspiring speaker. […]

Women Helping Women: Engendering Progress

Women Helping Women: Engendering Progress

The Manhattan Young Democrats celebrated women’s history month with an event honoring some of the most game changing ladies in politics and non-profits. Among the honorees are NYC council speaker Christine Quinn and deputy borough president Rose Pierre-Louis. The full list is below: The Service Women’s Action Network The White House Project Planned Parenthood’s Political […]

MYD and NYSYD Caucus of Color

MYD and NYSYD Caucus of Color

On February 25th I photographed MYD’s most recent event with the Caucus of Color. The volunteering I get to do is some of the most gratifying things I ever do, and I’m always excited to be meeting the best and brightest minds in politics. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623382256201"]

Democratic Education “Make Your Voice Heard” PSA

Democratic Education “Make Your Voice Heard” PSA

I directed this PSA for the Institute for Democratic Education in America. I met Dana, the founder of IDEA, at a private school on the upper west side while I was shooting a fundraising video. It’s one of a handful of good paths towards better education we should be pursuing. I don’t normally get on […]

Manhattan Young Democrats @ Gay Pride Parade

Manhattan Young Democrats @ Gay Pride Parade

Taylor and I are part of the Manhattan Young Democrats. Most recently we went to the Gay Pride Parade in New York City. It was a really good ride down 5th avenue on a flatbed truck dancing to music and advocating for same sex marriage rights. I even made a video of the occasion. She […]