Skills & Accreditation
Accepted into Fall 2018 Cohort of the
New York Community Trust Leadership Fellows
BFA, Theatre Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University
Graduated magna cum laude - 1999
A proud member of
Actors' Equity Association
Building from his background in theatre, Jeff has for several years developed into an experienced administrator for arts organizations. In his current position at the Rubin Museum of Art he has grown into a role akin to a Chief of Staff, serving as a strategic assistant and key conduit between staff, directors, and the board of trustees.
Training: Suzuki, Meisner, long- and short-form improvisation, commedia dell'arte, clown
Dialects: Standard American & English, Cockney, Irish, Scottish, French, German, Russian
Stilt-Walking ~ Acro-Balance ~ Aerial Fabric ~ Contact improvisation
Born and raised in the suburbs of DC, I'm the son of a teacher-turned-minister, and an accountant-turned-teacher. I began performing in elementary school, writing in high school, and eventually graduated with honors from VCU with a BFA. Since then I've been based out of New York, but worked, studied and taught up and down the East Coast, as far west as California and as far east as Italy.
In 2012 I joined the administration of the Rubin Museum of Art, as the assistant to the deputy director. In my time there I have progressed to assist the executive director, then onto a role as board liaison. I’ve had an intimate working relationship with the entire executive staff, coordinating more than one strategic-planning stage, and frequently serving to recruit and on-board new leaders for the Museum - both in management and to the board. As manager of the board report, the major metric record of museum performance, I have worked extensively across all departments and not only vastly improved the report and reporting process, but upgraded the museum’s metric standards as a whole, bringing it ever closer to becoming a “data-driven” organization.
I'm also the editorial director of Liars’ League NYC, a husband and father of two and - in my spare time - a teaching artist, best experienced in theatre arts, physical performance and the collaborative process.