What lead you to improv?
In the 90's I performed at poetry slams in the Twin Cities and Milwaukee. I've also been performing for years as a banjo player in various bands. My wife, Laurel, encouraged me to give improv a try after she took a course at Stevie Ray's in the Twin Cities. It's a great pleasure playing and performing with her and the other magnificent squirrels.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A gangster, because of The Godfather. Or a rock star, because of Queen. Or a saint, because holiness is its own reward.
What did you wind up becoming?
A maker of stained glass windows. A yoga teacher. A banjo player. A saint.
If people were to describe your improv style, what would they say?
I like to imagine rooms full of people, throughout the country, discussing my unique and enigmatic improv style. I like to think that my enigmatic style causes problems and solves problems.
If you were a nut, what kid of nut would you be?
A roasted soy nut. Because it's a counterfeit nut but everybody's in on the secret.