At age 18, I worked on a dump truck and garbage truck, and at a laser show at Milwaukee's Discovery World Museum. Then I went to acting school.
Since then, I have spent time both behind the scenes, as a director, technician, and arts administrator, and also as a performer, acting and puppeteering.
My films, which have screened at festivals worldwide, explore the theme of legacy and what we leave behind, knowingly or not. My current aesthetic ambitions involve integrating animation and puppetry into live action.
I have been the recipient of two Albert P. Weisman Awards, the Rosebud Stipend, and the Columbia College Chicago Production Fund Award.
I received a B.A. from Macalester College, where I majored in Theatre Arts, with an emphasis in directing. I also spent two semesters studying acting at Emerson College. I received my MFA in Film and Video Writing and Directing from Columbia College Chicago.
Currently, in addition to writing and developing my own work, I teach film production at Columbia College Chicago as well as freelance as a director and producer.
I live outside of Chicago with my husband and four daughters, where our days are filled with art, handwork, and preserving the local harvest.