Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, I started doing theatre at the age of nine with the Kalamazoo Civic Youth Theatre. I attended Portage Central High School where, under the fantastic tutelege of Kathy Mulay, I grew into a disciplined artist and was able to perform as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I then moved on to Western Michigan University, where I studied English Literature, Theatre Performance, and Spanish. Immediately after undergrad, I went to graduate school at the University of Houston, where I recieved my MFA in Acting. I then spent a year in Houston working as an actor and educator. In the fall of 2015, I moved to Illinois, where I spent three years working for theatres in and around Chicago. I spent two of those years as the Artistic Director of Festival 56. My partner and I recently moved to Philly for more artistic opportunities and to be closer to family.
I love stories. I love that I get to help tell them for a living. I find teaching one of the most rewarding things I can do with my time. I have a cat named Mollie who deserves her own reality show, and a dog named Belle who is a princess. I love to cook. I teach yoga. I am obsessed with William Shakespeare. I have a fierce desire to share my Shakespearean passion with others.