I was born and raised in South Central PA, 1 mile from the now infamous Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. {insert natural glow joke here.} I began my lifelong obsession with acting by performing fairytales for my neighbors and for our Super 8 camera at themed family birthday parties. When not "hamming it up" for the neighbors, I filled my days with sports, school plays, marching band, chorus and the occasional practical joke.  I once cleared out a high school study hall with a single stink bomb.

 

When I found out that you could do acting as an actual job, I headed off to do my professional training at Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London, and The Wynn Handman Studio in New York.

 

I've performed in regional productions all over the US.  I've acted in both French and English here and across the pond. And now I've added writing and producing to my resumé. I co-write, produce, and star in a family show with music called OH BEHAVE! with The MannerhausensOH BEHAVE! highlights and celebrates manners and kindness in everyday scenarios. We were last seen headlining the National Comedy Center's Lucy Fest.  We're now bringing our message of manners and kindness to a wider audience on our YouTube channel. The Mannerhausens believe that learning manners can be fun and manners are for everyone!

 

When not performing, I can be found teaching communication skills to medical and law students at top NYC universities or snuggling my dog. And I make one heck of a chocolate chip cookie.