I am an artist driven by my temptation to impact other people.
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2013 at the University of Connecticut after studying Design and Technical Theater. I concentrated in costume design and completed my University Scholar thesis on Female Tailoring of the 1940s and 50s. I independently researched historic costume in London and studied tailoring at the Arts University Bournemouth, UK. I realized very quickly that the greatest joy of being a costume designer isn't making the costumes, it's the people you make them for (actors and audiences alike).
My passion for entertainment has evolved beyond costuming over the last ten years and encompasses all elements of stagecraft. I am the stagecraft teacher at a charter school for the arts where I am able to share my passion with budding designers and technicians while also designing the sets and puppets for our mainstage and classroom productions. I also freelance design and have previously served as the resident scenic designer and painter for Storyland Theatre in Augusta, GA. A lifelong learner eager to always broaden my skill set, my time in the theatre world has allowed me to play with props, lighting, sound, and even puppetry. I was selected to attend the 2021 National Puppetry Conference and worked with renowned puppeteers Tim Legasse and Martin P. Robinson to produce two puppetry short films. I have worked in the entertainment industry in multiple Orlando theme parks in addition to traditional theater spaces and arenas while touring internationally with Disney on Ice. I also have a graduate certificate in Events Management from the University of Central Florida to complement my events and touring management experience.
Through curiosity and trying new things, I have found that I am able to adapt to other design fields. Between installing portable ice floors and creating tooling for engineering applications, I have evolved not only as a designer but as a technician as well. I value the design process from conception to completion and take pride in the execution. Design is a way of thinking and I love collaborating with other people to develop new ideas and projects. For more information or to inquire about future collaborations please visit my Contact page.