City: Glendale
Position Seeking: City Council

Question 1: Please share a meaningful experience you had with art (visual, dance, drama, music, media arts) while growing up and its impact on you.

I was both a piano player and a violin player on my youth. Performing in high school in a string quartet. I enjoyed the opportunity to play an instrument but have fallen behind on my practicing.

Question 2: What do you believe the role of City Council should be in developing and supporting the region’s arts and cultural infrastructure?

It is important that the city support the arts in every way. Aside from cultural enrichment it also brings solid economic stimulus.

Question 3: What’s your vision for the city? What role, if any, does art and culture play in advancing that vision?

I envision a dynamic and exciting city. Arts play a huge role in taking us toward that goal.

Questions 4: A recent report by the Otis College of Design found that 1 in every 6 jobs in LA County supports the creative sector and economy in Los Angeles County. If elected, how will you aim to ensure the continued vitality and growth of the creative economy and the artistic community that it supports?

I support our Alex theatre and we just recently brought in the Antaeus Theater Group, the Museum of Neon Art. Great things are happening in Glendale Arts.