Innovative Communicator and Advocate for creating Transformational Experiences to impact the world. Let's do something cool together.

Past: Over twenty years of Creative Leadership experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. Present: Assist clients in creating "Transformational Experiences" that will strategically achieve established goals and drive results. High emphasis on innovation, creativity, interactivity--all geared toward the tangible goals for the project. Definition: Our clients’ projects often take the form of: • Live Events (national conventions, product launches, sales conferences, training meetings) • Media (corporate image video, internal communication & training, commercials, website development) • Product Development & Launches

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Creative Director

Transperia Group, Inc.

I lead a team of "strategic creatives" to create transformational experiences for our clients.  Our focus is on our clients' goals, and crafting compelling experiences to help them attain those goals.

Jan 1994 - Dec 2007


BMC (Bennardo Music & Creativity)

The origins of Transperia Group were in "BMC" (Bennardo Music & Creativity).  As we grew in our scope, core competencies and abilities, it became clear that our real strength was in a unique combination of strategy and creativity.  We began focusing more and more on creating experiences for our clients that led to tangible results.  

After being in business for over a decade, we officially rebranded the company to reflect our unique position and became Transperia Group, Inc. in January of 2008.

Sep 1996 - Mar 2002


Willow Creek Community Church

Led the creative process for weekend services and national conferences.  From conception to implementation, I was responsible for creative treatments and leading the team that created and executed the innovative public services at Willow Creek Community Church.

Services reached 18,000 to 20,000 people in attendance weekly at our main campus, along with others at satellite campuses.

Produced Willow Creek's premiere conference, The Leadership Summit, which reached attendance capacity at the main campus as well as thousands of attendees who attended satellite locations from coast to coast.

Aug 1992 - Aug 1994

Director of Programming

East Ridge Community Church

Led all creative development and volunteer teams for all programming elements at this growing church in the Albany, NY metro area.

Oct 1991 - Aug 1992

Creative Director

Hi-Tech Presentations

Provided business development and creative leadership for this innovative communications firm that specialized in creating media for large corporate clients.

Mar 1990 - Oct 1991

Director of Programming - "Saturday at Six"

The Chapel

Led the creative process for this breakthrough ministry at The Chapel, in Akron, Ohio.  Led all creative staff and volunteer teams in this contemporary outreach.


1994 - 1996


Graduated Summa Cum Laude (highest honors) and first in my program.  Not bragging, I'm just sayin'.

1982 - 1986

Bachelor of Science

I barely got out of college with a C+ average.  I think they just wanted me to get out of there.




I love to sing, and sometimes I even get paid to do it.  In "proficiency" I listed myself as "advanced," because I've been doing it a long time.  Listing one's own vocal performance level as "expert" or "rock star" seems to be a little pretentious to me (besides, I'm neither).   I've performed lots of styles of music in my life, but I'm most at home with good, old-fashioned, rock 'n roll.

Public Speaking/Presenter

I'm told this is one of my top skills.  When speaking at conferences/workshops, I've often been a top-rated presenter, with my workshops often being filled to over-capacity, with 300+ attendees.   I work hard to make every presentation I give be an experience for the attendees.   Some of my most sought-after topics: Creative Leadership Developing Yourself Creatively Project Evaluation Creating Community in Work Environment 


Words are awesome.  They help you communicate.  I like to use them and structure them in a way that makes the message simple and memorable.  Sometimes those collections of words are funny, sometimes they're profound.  I try to always make them valuable.   I've written for commercials, video scripts, CEO keynotes, websites, church services and for Transperia's  blog (

Media Creation (Video; Web; Design)

I love visual story-telling.  Let's create something cool together.


Everyone and every organization has a story.  I help them find the most effective way to tell it.  It's a blast to do and so rewarding to help people find and use their "voice" effectively.