JC has been directing and producing theatrical productions around Utah for over 25 years. His most notable directing credits include: Straight, Doubt, Amadeus, and Grace, for Utah Repertory Theater Company; Twelve Angry Men for Sugar Factory Playhouse; True West, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Spitfire Grill for Wasatch Theatre Company; and Bob Juan Casanova and Picasso at the Lapin Agile for Around the Globe Theatre Company. JC has appeared in over 30 theatrical productions, with his most recent acting credits including Charlie in The Whale, Walker in Steadman and Walker, Zombie LLC, Flan Kittredge in Six Degrees of Separation, the dual roles of Oberon and Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and has leant his voice to the Salt City Radio Players productions of The Martian Chronicles, Mars is Heaven, and War of the Worlds. JC is also the Managing Director for Utah Repertory Theater Company and runs the backstageutah.com website.
JC started his professional writing career in 1996 as a technical writer, writing technical manuals, training documents, white papers, and help systems for companies nobody has ever heard of. He's had short stories read at local storytelling events, but he knew he'd truly arrived when his first comic book story, Cecret Slaughter, was published in 2016. He's since devoted his time and energy to new comic book stories both for Salt City Strangers and other works. Find out more about JC's comic book adventures and special appearances as a writer here.
JC lends his voice each week to two award-winning podcasts! When it's Monday in America™ you can hear him on The World's Greatest Political Podcast™: The LEFT Show, discussing politics and current events. And every Tuesday you can hear him as the Host-with-the-most on The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ covering his favorite subject: Comic Books(!) and all comic book media, from movies, to TV, to the printed page! Both shows are part of The World's Greatest Podcast Network and are available on iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, Google Podcast, and can be listened to directly from their respective websites. Take a listen!
JC began his combined studies of Taijiquan and Hatha Yoga in college, studying under Bill Parkinson. Bill certified JC as an instructor in 1997 and he co-founded Dragon Studios Taijiquan and Yoga. Now a private instructor, JC still "moves slowly" and "breathes deeply", and not just because of his age.