My Legacy


  • AA degree Medical Lab Tech

  • BA music theory and performance Cornish Institute
    Songwriter of the year BNUF, ASCAP

  • Texas A&M University
    Prevention through Recreation School Co-founder

  • Post Doc Fellowship MIT, Deans list 5.0 GPA
    Research Fellow, Harvard

Academic Awards

  • Youth worker of the decade

  • Harvard conflict mediation certification Second Step Program Facilitator

Publications in the Library of Congress

  • Principles to Practice in the 21st Century

  • Urban Recreation volume 20


  • Deputy Director, General Recreation Supervisor of Oakland Parks and Recreation
    5 years

  • Founding Executive Director of City Year Seattle King County

  • Founding Director of ClearCorps Seattle King County

  • Executive Director, Seattle Management Association


  • Program design team EMP, consultant Vulcan Paul G. Allen Foundation 3 years

  • Professional Musician 45 years

  • Composer of 13 original musicals

  • Co founder of citywide Summer Musical

  • Produced the only Parks and Recreation Teen Talk Show Aired for 3 seasons on channel 9

  • Founding producer Music Inner City

  • Citywide Teen Talent Show sponsored by Bon Marche
    Seattle Center

  • Inducted into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame of Seattle first Rap Producer/First hip hop musical

Designed and developed


  • Teen Life Center

  • TREC program

  • Yo Hott Shots

Notable Positions and Collaborations

  • Advisor to Clinton Administration, 1995

  • Met Nelson Mandela

  • Met and worked with Colin Powell

  • Worked for Honorable Ron Dellums recruited me to work in Oakland

  • Producer Real Talk DVD

  • Producer Summer.Free Soda

  • Developed Healing Center program

  • Advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger Violence Prevention, 2008-10

  • Leadershift Program development, 2010

  • Senior Consultant for NRPA
    5 years only African American with that distinction, 2002-06

  • Advisor to National Park Service 2002-07

  • Founding member of the Police Accountability Board 1997

  • Resource Generation Award Parks and Recreation, 1998

  • Bush Administration, National Drug Prevention Council

  • Recreation Coordinator, Van Asselt C.C. part time, 2013

  • Volunteer Coordinator, Parks and Recreation, 2016

  • Raised over 15 million for Parks and Recreation


  • Presidents Award, WRPA, 2004

  • Professional of the year WRPA, 2001

  • Meritorious Award City of Seattle, 1998

  • Academy Award, NRPA, Millennium Award, 1999

  • Diamond Award National Honor, 1997

  • NRPA, Above and Beyond Award, National Honor, 2005

  • Children's Defense Fund, VIOLENCE PREVENTION AWARD, National Honor, 1998

  • City of Seattle Violence Prevention Award, 1996

  • State of Washington

  • Violence Prevention Award, 2003

  • Roundtable Associates, Small Business Professional Award, 2006

  • Ethnic Minority Society, NRPA Service Award, 2007

Private Consulting