I'm a writer and producer currently working in documentary television with several narrative projects in development.


I have over a decade of experience as a columnist for Mainichi Weekly, advertising copywriter, and in non-profit development communications.

Also, I am very interested in the nature of consciousness and awareness and am working to bring ideas from the scientific and scholarly study of consciousness into print, radio, television, and film.

Roots: A History Revealed (History)


Developed, wrote treatment, created string-outs for editor.




The Giant's Dream: The Making of the Iron Giant (Warner Bros.)


Developed, researched, worked closely with editor and director in post to shape story



Associate Producer/ Story Producer
Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe (History)
  • Developed, wrote treatment, created interview questions, and outline for a feature documentary produced by JJ Abram’s Bad Robot about the science of Star Trek that aired on History

  • Field produced, interviewed subjects, associate produced, and story produced— made string-outs, and worked closely with the director and editor from the inception of the project through all aspects of the pre-production, filming, and post-production


The Heron and the Geisha: A Life in Dance

Developed, shot, produced, and post-produced this 40-minute documentary short.


Thirteen/PBS Kids New York, NY

  • Researched and wrote news stories for a weekly webcast on the PBS Kids website

  • Pitched story ideas to editors

  • Worked with a panel of advisors to insure that the content fit the tone and standards of PBS Kids

Mainichi Weekly, Japan (Written monthly in New York)

January 2003 — Present

Write a monthly column about Japanese and American culture for an English language supplement in Mainichi Shimbun, Japan’s oldest newspaper

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
January, 1994
BA English/Creative Writing


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