Get to Know Me
Originally from Ohio, George currently lives in Austin, TX where he works at Charles Schwab in technology culture, change, and communications. He is an active dancer + choreographer outside of work.

As an artist, his continuous mission is to create art that inspires audiences to think and imagine new possibilities for a shared human experience.
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Information Technology


For three years George worked at the Office of Information Technology Help Desk as a technology assistant, providing technological support to all members of The College of Wooster campus. He became so popular that students sought him outside the Help Desk for additional assistance with their technological inquiries and troubleshooting.

After arriving in Austin, TX in November 2011, he began working at Charles Schwab as a Technical Analyst. In December 2014, George received an award, 2014 Help Desk Institute (HDI) Analyst of the Year for the Greater Austin Area. Later on he was promoted to Business Process Analyst at the firm in August 2016. By February 2019, he began a new adventure in product and software development as a Project Coordinator in Digital Capabilities and Practices. As of October 2019 he is serving as a Project Manager for the Technology Culture, Talent & Change team to advocate + drive for consistent organizational change management experiences with a focus on communications content development.

Since 2015, George has served as a co-chair of the Schwab Austin Pride Employee Resource Group. He also served as the Marketing and Communications Creator + Coordinator for the 2019 Digital Workplace Summit. Due to the success of the event from the highly engaging media campaign, George was honored with a Spot award in April 2019. He received a Spot award in May 2020 for developing content and collaborating with various support groups to enable the firm to effectively and efficiently use the firm’s remote technologies.

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Media

Design

Along with his theatre work at the College of Wooster, George has designed posters for a number of campus events, guest lectures and theatrical performances. He also developed and designed photo displays for the Theatre and Dance Department to promote and showcase upcoming performances and special engagements. Today, he continues creating posters, brochures and other print media for a variety of businesses ventures and events.

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Writing

George also has great experience in journalism. As an Arts & Entertainment Editor for The Wooster Voice he developed and produced layouts, delivered campus events reviews and wrote a weekly column about the arts titled “The Scene.” In addition, he served as a technical liaison between The Voice and the Office of Information Technology by providing tech support for the publication. He served as a teacher’s assistant in the “Newswriting and Editing” course in Fall 2010 for the Department of English at The College of Wooster.

Currently George is writing an arts & entertainment blog titled "The Studio AE," an exploration and analysis of everything art (theatre, dance, poetry, paintings, music, fiction, performance art, and more). Visit www.thestudioae.com to learn more.

George also works on a series of novels and poetry in his spare time. One day he hopes to publish his work through a variety of channels.


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Theatre and Dance

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George is a 2011 graduate of The College of Wooster with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Dance. He received cum laude and the William C. Craig Prize for Theatre for most contributions to the Little Theatre program. Through his studies he has become well versed in many aspects of theatre and dance, particularly stage management. George started his career in stage management working on West Side Story and Nunsense as an assistant stage manager for Jersey Productions in Cincinnati, Ohio in summer 2008. He continued his professional work with The Ohio Light Opera during their 2011 summer festival as an assistant stage manager for Camelot, Jubilee and The Fortune Teller. He was promoted to stage manager of the Ohio Light Opera’s premiere of Leo Fall’s operetta Madame Pompadour.



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During his senior year at Wooster he developed an undergraduate thesis as part of Wooster’s Independent Study Program titled “The Electric Current: Presenting the Changing Waves in Gender and Sexuality.” His project investigated how alternative identities based on gender and sexuality were restricted by patriarchal ideology in twentieth-century American theatre. The research and thesis resulted in a devised performance in February 2011 based on scenes from Take Me Out, Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches, and Cloud 9. These scenes were weaved together with original linking narration to hold a conversation with the audience in a non-traditional but engaging manner.

Due to his exceptional writing and performance work, George received honors on his independent study from the Department of Theatre and Dance.

George is a founding member of The Shakesperiments, a student theatre troupe committed to presenting Shakespearean drama to the college campus. At the organization, he served as the company manager and head of advertising.


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In dance, George performed in and stage managed Dance in the Gallery, a performance investigation based on a traveling exhibition of Andy Warhol’s polaroids at The College of Wooster Art Museum. The production was performed alongside the exhibition in the same space in April 2010 (video fo performance). George later served as the production stage manager for the annual Stage Door: Fall Dance Concert in November 2010 for the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Internationally, George studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland through IES Abroad, the Institute for the International Education of Students from September to December 2009. While taking courses in acting, devising, movement and voice, he participated in a performance showcase demonstrating the advanced course work he studied during the semester.


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In 2018, he assisted Devon J. Adams and Esther Bramlett in creating the Articulate Austin choreographer / dance program. He performed with the TBD Theatre Troupe from November 2018 - January 2019 in the original musical "Keep Austin Weird." During the production run he also served as the choreographer. The troupe presented the musical in a gorilla style fashion on the streets to bring awareness to changes Austin, TX was facing as members of the community struggle keep the foundation of their lives in tact. In January 2019, the musical was presented at the New Works Plays Festival at Hyde Park Theatre.

In October 2019 he formed the Midnight Men Dance Company, an assignment based company with a mission to get more men to dance and perform on the stage. The first showcase was performed at Indra's Awarehouse with a presentation of ten original pieces created by George and his original collaborative partners David Lawler and Mattheus Lubin. They also presented the main dance piece "Midnight Men: Dance with Identity." The next show case, “Midnight Men: Wars and Duets,” is slated to open in 2022.

George is currently working on a play as a bio-mythography of his life titled "A Passion for Less.” The play will be presented through a combination of traditional dialogue, choreopoems, and modern dance pieces to present one man's journey to uncover what it means to be gay in today's world with the past reminding of what has not changed.
A dynamic, creative technologist and artist