A.J. has been a NYC based carpenter since 2006. He graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A. in theater performance where he also worked as their shop foreman for two years. A.J. has worked as the production carpenter for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, American Globe Theatre, The Cherry Lane Theatre, and has also worked as a lighting tech for a touring concert artist. In addition, A.J. is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Puppet Shakespeare Players as well as one of their head puppeteers. He also designs and builds puppets for stage performance.