I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and attribute much of my nature-based curiosity and creative energy to having grown up in the Pacific Northwest. My unofficial philosophy on the crossroads of art/life is that experience qualifies creative interests better than any textbook; so some number of years ago I walked away from the school I couldn't afford and worked as an actress, a nanny, a dry cleaner, a hospice caretaker, a bartender, a farmhand, a writer, a foster parent, and eventually a film producer, director, editor, and a photographer.
As an actress, I have had the privilege and pleasure to have been cast in a wide range of commercials for brands such as The Oregon Lottery, HP, Intel, Kroger, Peet's Coffee and Verizon; and network shows such as NBC’s “Grimm” and “The Wonderland Murders”, as well as a myriad or award-winning short and feature films such as “Zilla and Zoe”, “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die”, and “CPR”.
My production work includes coordinating, managing, producing, directing, and shooting projects both for clients and my own amusement.
As a leader, my work is in service of the voices among us that need to be heard.
I am motivated by meaningful stories and am looking to resonate with others who intend to promote change/progress on this messy, beautiful planet. In my work, I seek to find the most integral human connection possible, for I see that it is in that place that empathy grows.
In 2018, I co-founded Alight Films, a no-frills, full-service film and digital production company, with the goal of bringing the human experience, and connection to the heart of every project.
I am currently based in New York.