Performer, educator, playwright. Originally from Michigan, and a graduate of The Ohio State University (BA Modern & Renaissance Drama and Fiction Writing, MA English Education) and Central Washington University (MA Theatre Production). Co-founder of Dream Factory and TurtleFace Productions, theater companies dedictated to supporting arts education. Previous Artistic Director at Bakersfield Community Theatre, the longest continuous running community theatre west of the Mississippi. Nineteen years experience teaching and directing high school theatre.