Jerry has worked in several human-service roles, most recently with a group that does workforce training for immigrant hotel workers. He began his connection with WFT@BU as a stage dad for his aspiring actor daughter in the Wizard of Oz. He continued by building sets and props, sewing, wrangling and ushering over her nine WFT shows. Even after her departure for college, he continued to work on productions and helped with the BU transition backstage. He has served on the Board of Boston Arts Academy and works with the scenic design teacher to purchase equipment and maintain their shop. He is also on the Board of the Shirley-Eustis House in Roxbury, a historic mansion from 1747.