It was clear from an early age I preferred the arts over athletics. I would force my parents to sit and watch as I performed to A*Teens (the 90's ABBA cover band, remember them?) in my attic as a young girl (thankfully, you will not find those videos on this site). In order to find an outlet for my desire to shine, my parents signed me up for the Cincinnati Children's Choir, where I performed around the country and had the privilege of singing with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops, under the conduction of the likes of John Morris Russell and the late Erich Kunzel.
In 2002, I started high school at Mt. Notre Dame where I was introduced to the grueling schedule of four productions in a school year. These experiences, along with the support of wonderful classmates and teachers, formed a strong foundation to my arts education.
Starting at Point Park's Conservatory of Performing Arts in 2006 was a shockingly eye-opening experience. Going from being a hotshot in high school to being a lowly freshmen crammed into a Point Park elevator did wonders for my ego. Point Park gave me possibilities I never imagined: I worked with Tony Award winning Michael Rupert and EGOT winner Marvin Hamlisch in my time at Point Park.
Since graduating, I have made Pittsburgh, PA my official residence, married my leading man, completed 8 half marathons in an attempt to do one in every state, and learned Broadway isn't the only place to be a successful actor.