Over the years, I've had the amazing opportunity to work in many different areas of theatre, such as costume design, stage management, and children's theatre...
From working in the William Jessup University Theatre Department's costume shop under Ardith Gray to working the Americana Theatre Company's Internship as Costume Assistant and Wardrobe Manager with Brian Kenerson, I've had the opportunity to work with top-notch talent to gain skills in design ideation, garment construction, and proper costume care during a run of a production.
I was able to work with the Jessup Theatre costume department for two years in costume preparation, organizing and managing the vast variety or costume garments we have in the shop, and costume construction. From quick fixes during an on-stage malfunction, to knowing proper costume care during the rehearsal process, I've found so many ways to blend this skill into my process.
Through the years I have been able to work on the Production and Creative Teams for many different projects including directing, stage management, lighting design, and set dressing.
Most recently I was able to fly back to Plymouth, Massachusetts to serve as the Assistant Stage Manager for their summer production of Sherlock Holmes: Hound of the Baskervilles. The incredibly talented three person cast and the rest of the production team worked tirelessly to bring the classic farce to the historic Spire Center Theatre in Downtown Plymouth. This joyfully wacky show that we put up in 9 days was challenging (and if I'm being honest, kind of a workout), but gave me so many learning experiences and unforgettable memories.
Starting performing at a very young age and doing shows through local youth theatre companies, awakened me to the community that is built in the process. Eventually, I was invited back to lead these camps. In addition, I've had the privilege to work as director and choreographer at multiple elementary schools around the Northern California, as well as Studio Americana in Plymouth, MA.
Over the past two years I have had the privilege to record at Skywalk Ranch with William Jessup University Choir and Orchestra for a total of four albums. Being able to learn how to record, long hours with intense focus in a mass setting in such an advanced, high-tech environment with passionate people was such a cool experience.