Ever since I started walking at a mere 6 months, I've enjoyed being a performer. Although I had a well-rounded childhood, filled with art, academics and music, (including singing at church and a violin performance at the Kennedy center at age 6) I chose gymnastics as my true passion. As an elite gymnast on track for the Olympics, I traveled coast-to-coast for national competitions. Ultimately my Olympic hopes were shattered at 14 when I tore several ligaments in my knee, ending my gymnastics career. Numb from the loss, I devoted myself to academic pursuits and graduated from the University of VA with degrees in Math and Commerce, but I felt empty.
I wanted to find a new outlet for the burning passion I knew existed inside me. An avid reader; my imaginative, empathetic nature makes it a joy to explore new characters and the situations that make them unique, so I auditioned at a community theater. It turned out that my musical upbringing gave me a facility for accents and I landed my first lead in a comedy, as a fish with a Scottish brogue! It was like the world suddenly changed from grayscale to full color and my inner light was re-ignited. I found my joy. My athletic ability opened new doors and I took every performing opportunity available to me; dance of all kinds, acrobatic, aerial, stunt and harness work. I expanded into musicals and professional singing. After seeing me on stage, a local director offered me the lead in a stunt-filled adventure/thriller feature film, complete with horseback riding and fight choreography. I LOVED IT! It's incredibly invigorating how every performance brings new opportunities to experience life. I’m ecstatic to be doing what I love again.