In my job, integrity is about rewarding everyday working people who execute at a high level.
Here I am with union-made giveaway items from my visit to the Union Industries Show, 2002
As a union member, I wear the Local 600 logo with pride. People always remember me on set because I'm the person who wears as much union-made gear as I can. I often wear layers of union logos. I have hats, shirts, jackets and stickers everywhere. Everything I wear is made in the USA, and most of it is union-made. I believe in people receiving fair wages while they work in a safe work environment that lets them be humans and not just laborers.
I come from a network of union supporters in my family, from public school teachers to members of NALC and AFSCME. As an IATSE member, I get to exhibit the values that make me who I am. I am a proud member of the International Cinematographer's Guild (ICG), Local 600; I am active in the union community and an ardent trade unionism supporter. When I'm not on set, you'll find me at union meetings or networking with my sisters and brothers of IATSE.
My mother (left) and aunt (right) showing solidarity as postal employees, 1990
working class pride
Union seals and union bugs, two of my favorite creatures