In 2007, I earned my BA in Theater Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a dual-emphasis in Performance Studies and Scenic Design. I pursued a properties internship at the American Conservatory Theater in the fall of 2008, and have since worked as a freelance artisan for companies spanning across the country, including: The Contemporary American Theater Festival, The American Conservatory Theatre MFA Program, The National Black Theater Festival, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz.
In May of 2013, I graduated from the Stage Properties MFA program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Following my graduate study, I have worked as a member of The Santa Fe Opera's Properties Shop, and have traveled on the road as Head Props for NETworks Presentation's 2013-2014 National Tour of Memphis the Musical, and the 2014-2015 National Tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Currently, I have made a return to North Carolina to join the faculty in the Stage Properties program at UNCSA, teaching undergraduate courses in furniture construction, properties fabrication, and properties management.
I have a passion for furniture construction and exploring new woodworking techniques. When I am not in the shop, I enjoy reading fiction or studying semiotics, drinking a good cup of coffee, or hunting for vintage collectibles.