“Life is revealed as a place to contribute and we as contributors. Not because we have done a measurable amount of good, but because that is the story we tell.”
- Benjamin Zander, "The Art of Possibility"
I have not lived this life in a straight line. Most actors enjoy trying on different roles through their characters; I have done it in real life! I have always loved performing, but I have also had a strong pull to help “change the world.” I graduated with a degree in Environmental Biology and had long-term plans for medical school. I had just received my assignment to go to Mali with the Peace Corps when my mother invited me to see a local production of “Babes In Arms,” which, ironically, was the first show I did as a child. I had tears streaming down my face as I watched the perfomance, and I knew I had to be up there with them… I have still never been to Mali.
Flash forward a “few” years… I have trained with some of the best teachers on the planet. I have “grown up” as a performer in the San Francisco Bay Area, both in film and on the stage. I am now a professional performer, and a proud member of Actors Equity Association. I believe I am an example that it is never too late to follow your heart and live your dreams. To quote one of my idols, Mary Poppins, “Anything can happen if you you let it!” Now I am in New York to see just how far this road can go… if I let it ;)
I have just moved to New York and am beginning to dive into all this amazing city has available. It’s a little bit like a trip to Mecca… There are an overwhelming number of performing opportunities… I will report in as soon as I line something up!