Jim is an actor/director/educator/artist who has played lead and character roles, in regional theaters and in television and film. He is also a practiced carpenter, craftsman, and mason, an award-winning gardener and skilled bow hunter. Jim most recently played the role of the accountant and lawyer in the new Netflix show Brown Nation and appeared as Michael in the film The Mutineer, released in October 2017.
Elise is a writer and recently retired professor of English and Dean of Arts and Humanities at Union County College.
As a dedicated parents of two children, Jim and Elise have been engaged in their local community bringing theater to the schools as well as working with other area residents on environmental and artistic causes. Jim initiated an annual Music and Arts Festival that thrived for ten seasons, served on the township Planning Board for five years, was recipient of the 2005 Monmouth County Volunteer of the Year award. Elise served as President of a local environmental organization, earning an award for service from the NY/NJ Baykeeper.
They have provided dynamic and engaging talks about the Solstices, about the Viking explorations of Lans Aux Meadows, and about the history at Bell Labs, Holmdel to local schools and community groups.