My Story

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When you talk to a lot of entertainers the story usually goes that we all started at some young age of five or younger singing or acting or playing an instrument.  Or just entertaining our friends and family by being a total goofball.  Yup. That was me.

I was five when I started performing on stage touring with Galena St. East Performing Ambassadors in their children’s choir and later, various musical theater companies in the Sacramento, California area.  My parents made me choose an instrument when I was six years old.  So I chose the violin because of my adoration for Tweety Bird.  It wasn’t till I was twelve years old that I fell in love with fiddling rather than my classical studies. 

 

Fast forward to my college years, while taking acting classes and performing on the University of Oregon stages I earned a B.A. in magazine journalism and produced and hosted television segments for the campus TV program DuckU. 

After graduation, I moved to Los Angeles to dive right into the industry where I earned my way into SAG-AFTRA the old school way of working on shows till I landed enough vouchers.  As a union member since 2007, I strive to keep up to date with the developments of union4 contracts not only for my own artistic projects but to also bridge the gap between the union and productions that are hesitant to go union.

March of 2020, I relocated to a farm near Portland, Oregon where I focus on voiceover and indie films.

 

Things I love and wish I had more time for:

Studying language in general. Foreign language is something I love. The sounds that hit my ears are pleasing.  The ability to communicate by making other sounds or gestures that are not what you grew up with is fascinating to me.  

Crafting, sewing.  There are so many things that I want to make.  I’m kind of a Pinterest addict and a YouTube DIY addict. I see people making things and it inspires me.

Other trivia:

Former singer and fiddle player for Celtic band Sportive Tricks

Trained under Matthew Dahl Osborne in Wushu Martial Arts for 5 years.

Studied acting with Vincent Guastaferro for 13 years.

Plays Table Top RPGs

Is an avid LARPer (Live Action Role Playing).

Likes to translate songs into the Tolken Elvish Language of Sindarin.