2001: Successfully secured first $1,000,000 government grant for large social service agency.
2004: Completed MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.
2006: Elected as Vice President of Board of Directors for InTheFray, small non-profit magazine.
2005-2008: In three years, increased foundation funding by 100% and corporate sponsorship by 50% for a mid-sized arts organization.
2006: Instituted a new government funding