My road in life has taken me all over.
Participated in community theater.
Took dance classes, voice classes and acting classes.
Worked in professional theater.
Went to college.
Became a teacher, general education.
Learned that I could teach everything through theater.
Got my masters.
Full time theater department.


Theater Department Chair

I teach acting and production and direct / produce after school theater.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

I work with high school students in theatrical production of all kinds and acting classes. They would follow me through my daily classes, working in all mediums, including wood construction, lighting and audio, set and costume design. Then we would go to acting classes, contemporary, classical and improvisational. Then, if they aren't tired, they would see me direct groups of actors in rehearsal for a big or small project, or competition or festival.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Participate in high school and community theater. Go to college and participate in theater there.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You aren't pretty or small enough to become a dancer. Don't try theater, no one can get jobs in that area."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student