Hey! Thanks for stopping by. A bit about me; I'm constantly curious, always searching for new ways to experience joy and connect to others through my work. As a director and choreographer for theater, experiences, events, and other forms of entertainment (as well as a researcher), I love exploring the ways people build community for pleasure in any venue. Whether that's in a theater, boardroom, nightclub, craft circle, or on a playground, my first love is storytelling, prioritizing a joyful, impactful, SAFE audience experience without sacrificing creative vision.
In a past life I've been a musician, dancer, athlete, and aspiring mermaid. My career (so far) spans themed entertainment, events, marketing, social media, and producing (check out my LinkedIn or reach out for a resume). In my leisure life I am a serial hobbyist, fervent dog mom, and vegan donut aficionado.
I take pride in my curiosity, continuing my research and working toward publication of several pieces. Recently I completed masters in Design Research, Writing, and Criticism from the School of Visual Arts, with a thesis entitled "Anonymous Intimacy: Designing Rage, Joy, Connection, and Inclusion in Live Entertainment". I also hold a BA in Directing from the Peter Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.
Past and current organizations I've had the privilege of working with include Virgin Voyages, Alvanon, National Audubon Society, RWS Entertainment Group, Historic Hudson Valley, Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Breaking Walls, and many, many others.
I am a founding board member and experience designer for SPEAK*, a nonprofit dedicated to advocating for your authentic voice and expression through creative arts and movement. I was also the founding Managing Director of Ghostlight Audition Group and the founding creative producer for Envisage Theatre Company.
My current research explores the "together alone" feeling in entertainment spaces, how it is designed, and how it continues to evolve in the pandemic. That - and novelty items! Ways a good laugh brings joy and togetherness.
Why connect with me? I am here for any of your live entertainment & design research! Need to disrupt some workplace culture through play? Looking to build a creative event for your team to connect deeper? Ready to build a more intentional experience for your patrons? Or want to develop a new musical? I've got you!
Want to know more? Contact me for a resume, visit my LinkedIn, or
let's find time to chat!