Wayne is the business development director for Character. He brings to the role his extensive sales and marketing experience, as well as the twinkly ability to connect with audiences that he learned as a theater major.
Sweating in a Tigger costume in the July heat while studying drama at the University of Connecticut, Wayne never suspected he had a future in characters. In fact, his main goal at the time was to get out of them. Literally.
Exchanging the Tigger suit for a business suit, Wayne started his professional marketing career servicing colleges and universities at Tuition Management Systems in Newport, RI. From there he moved to Boston and spent several years in sales and marketing for Nova Biomedical, a world leader in biosensor technology.
Wayne moved to Oregon in 2005 and joined Character in 2008. He holds a black belt in karate, is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and experienced traveler.
Wayne recently returned from circumnavigating the globe, with his wife Sumi, via Africa, SE Asia, Australia, China, Tibet and Nepal.