My English teacher, Mrs. Kahn (voice like Harvey Fierstein, face like a
shrunken apple) called me to her desk to discuss “A Cougar’s Life Story,” the
five-chapter saga I’d written about a courageous mountain lion. The good news? The writing impressed her. The bad? She thought there was no way a seventh-grader could’ve
written it. I think it was her
half-inspiring, half-insulting feedback that first made me realize I might have
a knack for this writing-thing.
Cut to LA, 1990.
I started out selling specs in the feature world, made a stop in
animation (ANASTASIA), moved onto independent and TV movies and my first
staff job on DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN, where I hold the distinction of
writing the episode when Dr. Quinn takes her one and only onscreen bath. From there, I’ve loved working in the
sci-fi and fantasy world on series like EARLY EDITION, MYSTERIOUS WAYS, and
most recently as the Executive Producer for the entire run of KYLE XY.
So where do you go after working on a sci-fi show about a teenage genius with no bellybutton? Why, to EUREKA, of course, a whole town full of geniuses (presumably with bellybuttons)! To me, EUREKA has it all. Great characters and emotion. Wild and wonderful mysteries. Big laughs. I’m so excited to join the amazing creative minds bringing you season four. Thank you, Mrs. Kahn, for helping me get here.