Background/Career Highlights

Here are some of my career highlights:

  • Speaker Coach for Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Silicon Valley, LA, SF, and Tahoe including annual Alchemy event.
  • Role Play Consultant/Actor for Littler Mendelson’s harassment training videos and investigative training events in San Francisco, Alaska, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, Reno, Ft Worth and Kansas City (9 years+)
  • Acting Teacher with Studio-ACT (American Conservatory Theater)
  • Professional Actor 20+years –
    • Member of Screen Actors Guild; American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (since 1999)
    • Member of Actors Equity Association (since 1998)
    • MFA in Theatre through Professional Actor’s Training Program at the University of Washington
    • BA from the Ohio State University
    • Acting Highlights:
      1. 200 Shows at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in NYC
      2. Toured with Royal Shakespeare Company throughout the UK after 9-month rehearsal at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
      3. Acting with Frances McDormand in Berkeley Rep’s production of Macbeth (Lady McDuff and Witch)
      4. Playing Zenocrate opposite Avery Brooks in DC’s Shakespeare Theatre’s production of Tamburlaine.
  • Correspondence Coordinator; Interviewer; Writer; Social Media Coordinator; for DailyGood and Karmatube with ServiceSpace.org  (10yrs)
  • Opening Speaker and Anchor for Awakin Circles
  • Group Voice and Movement facilitation for SS retreats
  • Role Play Consultant/Actor with NITA: National Institute Trial Advocacy (3yrs)
  • Teaching Artist over a 20 year period – working with youth and young adults in schools, community centers, arts centers, and with theatres in Seattle, Ohio, DC, NYC, London and the Bay Area
  • 2019-2021 voice-over for animation movie that will come out in ‘22 (can share details then)
  • 4 years of in-depth study with the late Angeles Arrien, author of The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary
  • Create/Co-lead workshop with SV Consultants entitled, Dare to Swear & Find Your Voice both in-person and virtually
  • Create/Lead Voice Workshop for Women at Banyan Grove – included movement, breath awareness; voice/body/breath integration as well as writing to speaking exercises
  • Invited to serve on the selection panel for the 2017-2018 McKnight Theater Artist Fellowship at the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis where we chose and awarded 5 artists to receive $25K each.
  • Acting Coach for Theatre Bay Area General Auditions
  • Short story writer – published in Parabola Magazine and with DailyGood.org
  • Co-Facilitator with Silicon Valley Alliance events
  • Emcee Wildlife Associates Harvest Festival Fundraiser – 2 years consecutively
  • Speaker for Bradford Business College giving 45-minute interactive speeches to Juniors and Seniors at high schools throughout Ohio (2yrs)