Our most experienced leaders in Applied Improvisation, the Executive Providers (CAI-EP)
Dave has spent much of the last two decades helping businesses and groups in the mid-Atlantic region learn the value of Applied Improvisation, both on and off-stage. Based in Richmond, Virginia, he is also the founder of the animation and visual effects company ShaveFX, regularly using the skills he teaches with clients and employees. He is a managing partner at the CSz Richmond Theater, where he is co-developing a grant-funded program to use Applied Improvisation in the field of dementia care for both patients and caregivers.
James Thomas Bailey
James Thomas Bailey has been a leading trainer in Applied Improvisation for more than two decades. His clients include Google, SONY, Yahoo, Hulu, Walt Disney, Nestle, Coca-Cola and more. He is also a Cultural Specialist for the US State Department where he uses Applied Improvisation for both business and cultural training overseas.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Patrick has worked with over 400 companies since 1989, including Apple, Nike, Intel, Google and more. He's fascinated by both good and bad customer service, and obsessed with helping your company improve. Patrick has co-written a couple of books on Applied Improv for business - Jill and Patrick's Small Book of Improv for Business and Yes, And Your Customer Service. He has an MFA in Stage Direction from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and is also certified by the Applied Improvisation Network.