Born in Michigan, raised in Maryland and now based out of South Carolina, I've been acting professionally since 1999. I trained at Trinity Rep Conservatory/Rhode Island College (now Brown/Trinity Consortium) and I use my training daily as an actor and professor at Clemson University.


Looking back, it is abundantly clear that every step I made was leading me to this life as an actor. At 4 years old, I was enrolled in dance classes to correct a leg injury. I ended up sticking with it for 11 years (so, even though I'm no chorus girl, I can pick up on choreography pretty quickly). After hearing the clarinet at the age of 9, I decided to give band a shot and stuck with that (and piano) for about 7 years (so, while I'm no virtuoso, I can read music).


When it came time for college, I opted to pursue a journalism degree. I had already come to love theatre, but just didn't think I could make a life or career out of it. So, I graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure University (little did I know then that I was sharpening the storytelling skills that would become my life ... just in a different arena!).  


While studying abroad the summer before my junior year at St. Bona's, I realized that perhaps I would never forgive myself if I didn't at least try to make a career for myself in theatre. This led me to apply to Trinity Rep for graduate study. I got in. That place changed my life and now, here I am.


Along with being an actor, I'm a mom (of a wonderful human named Liam and two dogs: Cheddar and Bella), a wife, an aspiring yogi and lover of the New Kids on the Block.

Professionally, I am currently working on a book about acting. For amusement, I am maintaining a comedy blog at