Lou received his Master of Arts in Theatre Arts, with a specialization in Drama/Theatre for the Young from Eastern Michigan University.
He has served as an adjunct faculty member for the Theatre Arts Department at Macomb College, and is the director for the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA) summer drama workshop program. He has developed numerous arts and education partnerships throughout the region, and is the director of the Educational Award winning “Acting Out” partnership with the MISD, Maple Lane Elementary School and Rockwell Junior High School. He was responsible for the development of the Therapeutic Drama program with the Macomb County Juvenile Court and Juvenile Justice Center, and the Macomb County Department of Mental Health's turn-around program. He was the Macomb County coordinator for United Way's Literacy initiative Operation ABC, and was a 2008 ATHENA Award finalist for his work with at risk youth.
Lou is a retired United States Probation/Parole Agent for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan having received his M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Detroit.