From a very early age, it became clear that I liked to make things. All kinds of things. Sit my six year old self down with some colored pipe cleaners, and I was happy as a clam. Play-Doh, Silly Putty, jigsaw puzzles, you name it. If I could build something out of something else, I was good to go.
My mother, being the smart woman that she is, recognized my affinity for creation and enrolled me in an elementary sewing class when I was about 10. The skills I gained in there helped me to kick everyone else's butt in Home Economics class in middle school.
Being the artsy-type kid that I was, naturally I grew into an artsy-type adult. I majored in theatre in college, and worked in the scene shop as a carpenter, and also in the costume shop, as a constructor, designer, and eventually shop manager.
When I graduated, I went on to intern with Heritage Repertory Theatre in Charlottesville, Virginia and then at Arena Stage in Washington DC. I have now spent 10 years working for DC Metro area regional theatres, and occasionally for a costume construction company in Boston.
Now I'm out on my own, making a living at what I do best! Let me make you look and feel like a million dollars!
EDUCATION & HONORS
Bachelor of Arts in Costume Design, Minor in Studio Art from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Lynchburg, VA | 2000 - 2004
Honors Theatre Scholarship Academic Achievement Award recipient | 2004
Meritorious Achievement in a career of outstanding contributions, Theatre
Department | 2004
Ford's Theatre, Washington DC
The Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Arena Stage, Washington DC
Costume Works, Boston MA
Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts,
The University of Maryland Theatre Department