I started out a s a child.
After high school I attended Alfred University where I graduated with degrees in Theater and Communications. While there I helped found a student run theatrical company and directed the play The Comedy of Errors. I also traveled abroad to London for a few months where I got my nose pierced and hitchhiked to Dublin, Ireland (the homeland) for St. Patrick's Day. In London I joined the cast of the local Rocky Horror Picture Show troupe known as Charming Underclothes.
After college I went "on the road" with the Renaissance Festival that lead me to travel the US. I occasionally stayed put for a few months but would eventually uproot. With the Faire I have lived in or near such places as Baltimore, Dallas, Annapolis, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Charlotte, Phoenix, Atlanta, Cincinatti. On my own I have travelled to Austin (where my brother now lives), Toronto, Las Vegas and Litchfield, Illinois! For two years I dated a beautiful young lady, Jessica, and eventually took her and her son on the road with me. Though it didn't work out we are still good friends. I also met my soul-mate with much the same results. C'est la amour.
On the upside, living on the road made me a fairly accomplished mechanic.
My travels lead me to the city of New Orleans. My high school buddies might remember the Pat O'Brian's t-shirt I used to wear. Dad had many stories about the place. So when my brother and I came down to work an abortive little ren-fest I instantly fell in love and knew this would become my home.
I originally lived Uptown at St.Charles and first. Then I moved and for many years lived in the Marigny Triangle on Burgundy St. (buhr-GUN-dee) and then the French Quarter (Dad would have been proud). Now back in the Marigny. It's cool...I like it here but do occasionally miss the Quarter
I created a Mardi Gras krewe known as Krewe of Pirates (see us www.kreweofpirates.com) which has run for the last ten years. We are a walking parade that marches on Mardi Gras day and are responsible for the invention of the Bead Cannon!
I have worked at The House of Blues and Planet Hollywood and now since 2000 have worked for Haunted History Tours as a tour guide extraordinaire! Tours I perform: Ghost, Cemetery (St.Louis#1),Garden District, Vampire and Vodou. I also worked with friends to establish a new company and created The Celtic heritage Tour which received sponsorship from Guinness and became known as The Guinness Celtic Heritage Tour. (for those unaware, New Orleans is the second largest point of irish immigration in the US)
For one semester I was a public school teacher. I taught 7th, 11th and 12th grade English. And I looked good doing it!
During the storm I was stuck in Syracuse. I stayed until about October. My apartment was unharmed. My refrigerator was greatly harmed.
After the storm I ran for City Council District C which encompasses the French Quarter, Marigny, Bywater and a huge chunk of the West Bank. I ran as a Green and spent $3000 on my campaign. I lost but got my ideas out there and didn't come in last. I garnered 2% of the vote.
Some time ago I moved to Illinois and stayed with my great buddy, Fish. There I worked the line in an historic restaurant called 'The Ariston' on Old Route 66.
I returned to Hammond, LA to run my business at the LA Renaissance Faire. After the Faire I lived in Lafayette, LA for nearly a year with a lovely lady and a crazy cocker spaniel. There I was a maintenance man in a 300 room hotel. I also worked a bit with Habitat for Humanity and learned the wonders of drywall. I also worked with friends rebuilding Katrina damaged houses and learned a bit of plumbing and electric.
In 2000 they started a small Renaissance Festival in Hammond LA. The next year I took over the concessions for pretzels, pickles and cookies. It's been an real experience being "the boss." Even if it is only seasonal (Four weekends of November, Two weekends in December).
Currently, I am working on my sixth screenplay and have a few book ideas in mind. I write for a local satirical magazine, The Quarter Rat, and have been published in a travel guide called Hungry?Thirsty? I had a small role in an independent film. See most of my part in the preview: www.cajunfriedrice.com.
I guess that pretty much covers it. So now you know where I'm at.
I am adventurous, concupiscent, and recondite