JJ is a thirty-six-year-old Pawtucket resident currently in transition from recording studio owner into the world of real estate developement. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated in the photo department in 1994. It his third year mentoring at New Urban Arts. He teaches painting, photography, computer arts and sound design. He is currently attending Rhode Island College in the Non-Profit certificate program. His focus is on special events and how non-profits can partner with for profit businesses.