My professional career began in 1978 with the Artists-in-Residence Program which linked artists with City and social service agencies. I documented the program, and as Director developed and administered projects for 7 photographers.
In the 80s I published and exhibited photographic work on the subject of jazz, mounting exhibitions and publishing in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
In 1996 I became executive director of Jazz Institute of Chicago, a small not for profit arts presenting organization. I created programs in collaboration with a variety of cultural and governmental institutions in Chicago and Europe. Throughout my tenure I documented the programs I created. While the majority of this period was spent growing the organization, it also provided opportunities for me to continue to develop my art. I stepped down from my role as executive director in March 2018 to focus more deeply on my own artistic endeavors.