Where are you from and what inspired you to become a television writer?

I grew up in small town in New Jersey, not near the turnpike. TWIN PEAKS inspired me. It was a seminal show in my upbringing in suburbia. It brought danger, intrigue and a lost innocence into my small realm of thinking. It made me realize how profound television could actually be; it was no longer a “boob tube” as my father called it, and it was a way to experience art. My path started with that show.

What Spec did you write to get into the workshop?

Grey’s Anatomy.

What Spec did you write while you were in the workshop?

The Closer.

Who is your all time favorite television character and why?

Fonzie, he’s iconic cool, good hearted and smart. Every show has a Fonzie.