Official organizer of...
Central Valley. Central to The Future.
Zoot will be producing the TEDx Bakersfield Conference at the Spotlight Theatre on September 21, 2017!
What Zoot Brings to the Table...
35 Years experience creating arts and youth programs and growing institutions. The right combination of education and experience with a proven formula for doubling organizations in less than three years, which he has done consistently. Zoot has worked on 7 successful capital campaigns, doubled endowments, and created statewide award-winning programs in the fields of STEAM education and institutional arts.
He is a sought after speaker, instructor, emcee and charity auctioneer. As a facilitator, he creates assessments and strategic plans that get used and double capacity. He produces cultural events and festivals, cooks gourmet wine dinners for charity, and leads cultural tours around the world. As a Rotarian, Zoot has delivered his speech on Paul Harris and the history of Rotary to over 40 clubs. His books and podcasts on art, history and capacity building are well-reviewed.
Zoot's success comes from a formula of mission-building, vision planning, strategic partnership and great program design that draws investment.
Areas of Practice
With a comprehensive strategic plan and targeted advice, Zoot can usually help clients double their capacity in 18-24 months.
Check out Zoot's books on capacity building and his podcast on on demystifying organizational growth.
Come with Zoot and enjoy gourmet wine dinners and cultural travel around the world arranged as charitable fundraisers for Zoot's favorite organizations.
Zoot presents a 20 minute speech on the history of Rotary free of charge to clubs along his travels.
Zoot created the first STEAM programs in Orange County winning local, regional and statewide awards, and quadrupling the capacity of the education programs at his musuem. STEAM is the new STEM and finally brings funding to the arts. Let Zoot show you how it works and design some programs for you.
Zoot started working in prisons, foster care and juvenile halls in 1990. He manages Arts In Corrections programs for the California Arts Council and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to this day. He can help you design programs that work for special populations in institutional setting.
Zoot has been keynote speaker for service clubs, scholarship organizations, community organizations, and conferences. Last year he opened the Summer School for Nonprofits at California State University Fullerton. As a charity auctioneer he routinely breaks records for new funding.
Zoot teaches nonprofit management programs for California State University Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, and advises on programs for Calfornia State University Fullerton's Giennecshi Center for Nonprofit Research. He also teaches Webinars for CharityHowTo.com. He can create a great workshop or series for your organization, or reformat any topic into a keynote speech.
Zoot maintains his Screen Actor's Guild Union Card and works occasionally in theatre, film, and television as well as teaching theatre and storytelling. Zoot has danced with Michael Jackson and Prince, worked for James Cameron and Arsenio Hall, and performed internationally on stages and at festivals. Recently Zoot was featured in a Target commercial, a French mineral water commercial, and a Russian TV Series.
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