A few years after graduating from college, I decided to get into acting. While pursuing acting, I started doing comedy shows at coffee houses and clubs. I used a guitar and did song parodies and impressions. Since my act was clean, I was able to find lots of work. I actually made a living performing comedy while I was pursuing acting. I had some luck in the acting field. When auditioning, I had about 30 seconds to make an impression. Once I got the hang of it, I immediately booked a Super Bowl Pizza Hut commercial.
After performing comedy for 10 years, I decided to pursue that and audition for acting jobs on the side. I performed at clubs, corporations, colleges, schools, and churches around the country. My comedy was played daily on Sirius/XM Radio's "Laugh USA" for 5 years. I was fortunate enough to be asked to write, produce, and create jingles for several commercials.
I began customizing material for corporations. I really enjoyed doing this for healthcare companies. They perform such noble work. I began studying patients, physicians, nurses, and any frontline care givers. I used my experience in dealing with large audiences, clients, as well as individually with casting directors and began designing a program on Patient Experience. One presentation was for Henry Ford Health System's Care Experience Champion event. It was a great success and the continued to include me in conversations on bettering the patient experience. They asked if I would be interested in shadowing and coaching physicians. I knew that one-on-one engagement would work. The first year I shadowed and coached over 350 physicians. The number has grown to 600 in just 2 years. We have seen patient experience improve across the board since the start of this shadow process.
I am originally from Tabor City, North Carolina. I have a Degree in Communications: Broadcasting with a Minor in Theater Arts & Speech from East Carolina University. After graduation, I lived in Los Angeles for 13 years, and recently moved to Detroit to be near my wife's family.