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After a successful 10 year career as an Navy engineer, Leo worked as a consultant and sales engineer for the semi-conductor and telecommunications industry. He completed advanced management application training (Total Quality Management) in addition to earning a BA in Organizational Management in 1995 with St. Mary's College of California. He left the corporate culture to follow his passion and entered the art business as a sales consultant. His passion for excellence and love for the arts enabled his quick rise in the gallery world landing him a director position in one of the largest galleries in the country in just two years.
Over the following five years he would deal in the works of Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Rembrandt, Andy Warhol and a myriad of historically important and contemporary artists. As one of the leading directors the gallery generated over $60 Million in sales in a 5 year period with over $1 Million in personal sales annually. While it was exciting dealing in the greats his true passion grew to be contemporary art and promoting the careers of living artists. Launching Gallery Culture in 2003 as a hobby, he provided free artist portfolio hosting and event listings, thus creating a national network of artists and contacts. In 2003 he produced a six-month bi-weekly mini series covering the San Francisco emerging arts community in addition to conducting countless interviews. In 2005 he curated his first museum exhibition that included the publication of the artist's catalogue reasonne and a documentary film.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Writing poetic philosophy and thinking big.
- contemporary art
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The sun rise from the peak of Mt. Fuji
Teach, Learn, Share
I learn when I teach and share what I know.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Bahrain, China, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Philippines, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Japan, United States