He holds an M.B.A. degree from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Holy Cross College. While a junior executive at Citibank in Manila, where he is originally from, he was bitten by the theatre bug and has not looked back.
As an actor, director and stage manager, he has worked with National Asian American Theatre Company, La Mama ETC, Public Theater, Manila Theatre Guild, Tanghalang Pilipino, Repertory Philippines, and Terre de Scene in Liguge, France, among others. He has served as panelist for the Nancy Quinn Fund of the Alliance of Resident Theatres in New York, and has represented the United States in the bi-annual conventions of ITI (International Theater Institute of UNESCO) in Athens (2002), Tampico, Mexico (2004) Manila (2006), and Madrid (2008). He was the sole invited representative of the U.S. at the Committee of Cultural Development Conference for Latin America held in Santa Marta, Colombia in September 2007. He was part of the steering committee of the First National Asian American Theater Conference in Los Angeles in June 2006, and one of three members of the executive committee that organized the highly successful First National Asian American Theater Festival held in New York City from June 11 to 24, 2007.
Among works produced for Ma-Yi: WAVE by Sung Rno, LAST OF THE SUNS by Alice Tuan, THE ROMANCE OF MAGNO RUBIO, by Lonnie Carter, THE SQUARE, WATCHER and MIDDLE FINGER by Han Ong L’IL BROWN BROTHERS by Chris Millado, Brecht’s MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, adapted by Rodolfo Carlos Vera, PEREGRINASYON by Chris Millado, THEORY OF EVERYTHING by Prince Gomolvilas, A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS FILIPINO by Nick Joaquin, FLIPZOIDS by Ralph Pena, and PINAYTOK by Chris Millado.