Council Candidate, Ward 6
After attending New York University's affiliate acting program at Circle in the Square Theater and following the first U.S. gas crises of 1979-1980, I moved to Hoboken's sixth ward. Believing that the gas shortage was a a harbinger of things to come, I thought it was a good idea to move to a community where having a car was not a necessity.
During the 1980s and part of the 1990s, I worked as a Business Agent for Screen Actors Guild, the labor organization that represents film and television actors. There I participated in the negotiation process for some of the most complex labor/management union contracts in effect at the time.
Following my tenure at Screen Actors Guild, I took a position with a privately held firm where I currently produce conferences for the global financial community in the area of structured finance, primarily asset and real estate securitization. I am currently enrolled in the Labor Studies program in New York City at Cornell University's Industrial Labor Relations affiliate program with the National Labor College outside of Washington DC.
As a citizen activist, I participated in the 1990 and 1992 referendum petition drives to stem overdevelopment and Port Authority control of Hoboken's waterfront property. I am a founding member of the Hudson County Alliance and a member of that organizationís Outreach Committee. For the last decade-and-a-half I could always be counted upon as an outspoken proponent of tenants' rights at city council meetings whenever an administration sought to weaken the city's rent control laws and individualís rights.