No, I don't have a tattoo of an eye on my left ankle. But, I do have a knack for character voices and impressions, as well as a burning desire to share them with audiences.
I originally wanted to be a musician and study song writing & composition. But after a painful semester of not being able to do that, I decided to come back home. As fate would have it, I got invited to an audition for a play directed by my childhood friend's mother. She really taught me a lot about the collaborative craft of making live theatre. I became utterly fascinated with the art of building worlds on the stage and decided to go to school for acting. Fast forward to me graduating Dean College, Summa Cum Laude, earning the Trustee's Award for Bachelor of the Arts, and getting an Irene Ryan nomination. I guess it was good that music school didn't work out!
After graduation, I was accepted into Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Apprentice program and worked on their production of Twelfth Night. I worked, learned from veteran actors, earned Equity Candidate Status, and was ready to move into the next phase of my acting career. Then I ended up living and working in China for nearly 5 years. (I know! I didn't see one that coming either!).
Incredibly LONG story short, I worked in several different schools from Kindergarten to University to Academic Advisor in both rural China and the major cities. I taught English and Drama and I got my dream role as Puck in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream that played to an international audience!
I’ve been back in the USA since March of 2020 and I’ve been busy working with my career coach Jodie Bentley to learn and apply the business of ‘show business’. I launched my comedy-satire podcast The Dead Poets Society Podcast, became an artist in residence with Playwrights' Platform, took a class with Emmy-Award winning director Scott Takeda, and landed my first agent with WSM Talent!
I love and am grateful for all of the opportunities and successes I’ve had so far. I know there are more to come and I can’t wait!
-From the world of pure imagination…