I was raised in San Francisco and during a short-lived rambunctious phase, my mom gave me a one-way ticket to Bolivia, soI cleaned up my act real fast. Later, I would teach playwriting in Juvenile Halls, which was a nice way of coming full circle.
In high school, I was a baseball and wrestling champion. Artistic outlets included freestyle rap battles and dancing in a hip hop troupe. But please, don't ask me to do the splits - it won't be pretty.
When I moved to the Big Apple, I studied screenwriting at NYU and acting at The Public Theater.
In L.A. I performed my comedy show Judgement at the Upright Citizen's Brigade. Acting opposite Oscar Award Winner JK Simmons on TBS' Men at Work was a particular highlight.
I've written & directed When the Bomb Drops, which starred Golden Globe Winner Rachel Bloom of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. This project was nominated for an Imagen Award for Best Comedy Web Series.
I also sold a half-hour pilot to Turner Broadcasting's Super Deluxe -- and I've written for the ABC Talent Showcase for two years and for the CBS Comedy Showcase as well.
In addition, I developed a comedy pilot with Jared Stern (LEGO Batman Movie) over at WB. Writing credits also include Man of Action's Ben 10 for Cartoon Network.
At present, my half-hour pilot, Special Episode, has advanced to the 2nd round and is in contention for Sundance's 2018 Episodic Lab.
I also participated in the National Hispanic Media Coalition's TV Writers Program sponsored by NBC & ABC -- and I was a finalist for the '17 Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program.
Last year, I wrote & directed the pilot episode of Granny, which premiered at HBO's New York Latino Film Festival.