Hello! I’m happy to introduce myself as the wholesome gal who is warm, witty, and wise. As an actor-singer-dancer I play a lot of grounded, nurturing characters like nurses, teachers, therapists, lawyers, and moms. I’ve played these roles in both dramatic and comedic pieces, though I particularly enjoy comedy. I’m lucky to have studied and performed with improv and sketch groups in Seattle (Turbo Turkey) and NYC (musical improv at Magnet, sketch writing at UCB, sketch acting for To Karen, With Love). More recently, I've enjoyed doing lots of fun voice-over work for Dictionary.com and Weatherbug.
My ethnic background is German and Irish so languages and travel have always interested me. I'm currently working on both of these dialects with the brilliant Monica Blaze-Leavitt. While in college at Fitchburg State University my class traveled to perform The Laramie Project at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and then I went on to explore Ireland on my own. A few years later I moved to Seattle where I actually sang in a Gypsy Jazz band and we covered a lot of French music by Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet. When I decided to move to New York in 2015 I chose to drive cross country for two weeks by myself. I hit just about every major park and landmark on the way, it was a truly incredible experience. My other hobbies outside of performing are baking (ask me about Oreo truffles and vegan cookies), construction and renovation projects (I have my own tool box), and outdoor sports like riding horses, swimming, hiking, and paddle boarding!
The above photos were taken by J. Demetrie Photography and Mark Laubenheimer, in 2018.
2017 Contributor to Funny or Die (Editor's Top Pick 5 times).
2012 Top Three Finalist at the North Shore Star Competition, for singing "Una voce poco fa," from Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville).
2007 Fitchburg State University Idol 3rd Place.
2007 Irene Ryan Nomination from the American College Theater Festival.
2006 and 2007 Outstanding Senior in Music from Fitchburg State University.
2006 Irene Ryan Alternate Nomination from the American College Theater Festival.