My Story

My experience started in local theatre with The Company Theatre and Curtain Call near my hometown.  I knew I wanted to learn more about the craft of acting and I started studying privately with Karen Shepard.  From there I went to New York to study with Michael Shurtleff, author of the book "Audition". I continued to work in theatre, television and film.  From there I was accepted into the Trinity Rep Conservatory program where I worked on Trinity's main stage and student productions.  At Trinity I graduated with my Equity card and started my career. As a member of AEA, SAG and AFTRA I had to go where the work was.  Over the next 15 years I combined acting work with teaching Shurtleff's Audition Workshops and building stone projects as that is my family's trade. With my theatre, television and film experience I landed two national t.v. shows for HGTV, DIY and guest appearances on PBS.  Traveling the country for 7 years with television I hosted 200 episodes to date. All the time teaching Audition and Scene study workshops whenever I was back home.  

The classroom is one of my favorite places.  It is where it all started for me.  Actors not only need a supportive environment to take chances, fail and succeed but they also need to know how to survive in the business.  I was very lucky to have studied with some wonderful teachers who demanded a strong work ethic and taught the  practical tools of the trade.