I began my career with the Jim Henson Company as a puppet designer and builder in the legendary Muppet Workshop, creating characters for various productions, including The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island films. With Henson for over a decade, I worked primarily on the beloved series Sesame Street, becoming the Creative Director for the Sesame Street Muppets and winning an Emmy Award (four-time Emmy nominee.)

(For a behind-the-scenes look at the Sesame Street Muppet world, you can see me in the emotional documentary about legendary puppeteer Caroll Spinney (Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch), I Am Big Bird.)

As Creative Director for the Sesame Street Muppets, I also worked in other areas of the show, including toys, games, home video/audio, advertising/publicity, live appearances, exhibits, and children’s books — always a special passion for me. Click below to see some of my favorite projects from those days!


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