Yesterday was our 25th anniversary for Peers Partnership, and the premiere of “Robin’s Nest.” The event was held last night at The Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, New York.

Since 2009, Peers Partnership has become a second family to me. The non-profit movie company has produced and distributed PSA’s and movies in New York and across the country on PBS to influence our youth and warn them regarding the dancers of drugs, alcoholism, and bullying. Peers Partnership has received several Bronze Telly Awards before turning 25 years old.

My good friend Jess DeNoia and I had the opportunity to join the ceremony and speak on stage about our time with Peers Partnership. It was a beautiful night reminiscing with new and old friends from the past eight years that I have been with everyone.

Since 2009, I have had several different roles producing segments, conducting sit-down interviews, distributing films, and acting in over five 60 minute documentary/dramas. Through Their Eyes (2010), Take It Or Leave It (2011), Fine Lines (2012), High School: A Survivor’s Manual (2013), and recently Chasing Life (2017) are simply memories that will forever last with me as we are achieving our goal by saving lives and impacting our youth.

Once again, happy birthday Peers Partnership!

A few new headshots that I want to share. The first photo represents a professional attire, capturing my career side.

The second photo is inspired by the 90’s and is a throwback to an older attire that has come back in style within the past few years.

Don’t forget, if you’re applying to jobs through LinkedIn, make sure you upload a decent photo of yourself. Never upload selfies, or bad quality photos. Employers want to get to know you, so it’s never a bad idea to have someone take a headshot for you.

Since 2009, Peers Partnership has become a second family to me. The non-profit movie company has produced and distributed PSA’s and movies in New York and across the country on PBS to influence our youth and warn them regarding the dancers of drugs, alcoholism, and bullying. Peers Partnership has received several Bronze Telly Awards as it approaches its 25th year anniversary.

In that time frame, I have had several different roles producing segments, conducting sit-down interviews, distributing films, and acting in over five 60 minute documentary/dramas. Through Their Eyes (2010), Take It Or Leave It (2011), Fine Lines (2012), High School: A Survivor’s Manual (2013), and recently Chasing Life (2017) are simply memories that will forever last with me as we are achieving our goal by saving lives and impacting our youth.

Please come join us for our 25th anniversary of Peers Partnership, and the premiere of “Robin’s Nest.” The event will be held at The Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, New York on May 19, 2018. It is simply a reunion you don’t want to miss!

For more information, please visit peerspartnership.org. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com

I uploaded a preview of sit-down interviews that I have produced from 2017-2013 with Peers Influence Peers Partnership, which highlights some of my recent work.

The footage in the video includes interviews from Chasing Life (2017) and High School: A Survivors Manual (2013). The demo reel also includes an interview with Shane Bitney Crone from 2015.

Our new Peers Partnership movie, “Chasing Life,” premiered last month (April 28). The documentary included different segments that centered around drug abuse.

I interviewed Joseph Davis, Youth Substance Use Engagement Specialist of the NYS OASAS at the Center, who spoke to me about his position at the ClubHouse and what they offer as a way to guide our youth.

It’s been almost two years since I’ve updated my headshots. This new photo represents a new mature and raw look into my life after college. It’s that in between stage where you’re still trying to figure out yourself while you continue to chase your dreams.

Special thanks to J Dice for the new headshot.

A soundbite from our latest interview with the Club House has been uploaded via YouTube.

We sat with Joseph Davis, Youth Substance Use Engagement Specialist, who spoke to me about the OASAS funded Club House at the LGBT Center in New York City. Today, he works with many people by helping them manage their life through support and guidance.

Additional soundbites will be added in the upcoming weeks.

Peers Partnership is filming a new documentary, titled “Chasing Life.” The new documentary will feature a handful of different interviews, focusing on recovery.

I sat with Joseph Davis, Youth Substance Use Engagement Specialist, who spoke to me about the OASAS funded Club House at the LGBT Center in New York City. Today, he works with many people by helping them manage their life through support and guidance.

A short preview of our interview is coming soon.

For more information about The Center, head over to their website.

Chasing Life (interview)

Last year, I attended the photoshoot in New York City for the NOH8 Campaign. I was really happy with their message and the impact that this organization has created across the world.

In April, the NOH8 Campaign created another event in Hartford, Connecticut.

The NOH8 Campaign was created for purposes of human equality. The NOH8 Campaign was a direct response to the passage of Prop 8 and today has grown to stand against discrimination in general.

Here’s my statement.

“You can’t deny the heart from what it wants.”

NOH8 Campaign (2015)

For more information: http://www.noh8campaign.com

This month I went to Central Park in New York City to update my headshots. As an undergraduate, I want this photo to define the next chapter of my life.

The photo below was taken by photographer, Jenna Andrews. For more information on Andrews work, visit her portfolio website.

Mike Masi (2015) Mike Masi (2015)