I am an artist driven by my temptation to impact other people.
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Connecticut while studying Design and Technical Theatre. 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 extends beyond costuming and encompasses all elements of theatrical design. I freelance design and have previously served as the resident scenic designer and painter for Storyland Theatre in Augusta, GA. This allows me to experiment with both costume and scenic design while I coordinate events at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL. Eager to broaden my skill set, my time in the theatre world has allowed me to play with props, lighting, sound, and even UV and "curtain of light" puppetry. I have worked in the entertainment industry in multiple Orlando theme parks in addition to traditional theater spaces and arenas.
Through curiosity and trying new things, I have found that I am able to adapt to other design fields. Between creating 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.