Your rhythms, your talents, your priorities.
At Wit + Spark each project is a collaboration. I want you to have a satisfying process as well as a fantastic product. You'll improve your communication skills and receive insights into your work that will benefit you long after our time together ends.
Your vulnerabilities are as magnetic as your triumphs.
Being heard feels good.
Your stories are your gifts to the world. Telling them well benefits you and everyone you care about.
I've spent the last fifteen years working as an actor, teacher and writer/editor. In each incarnation, my mission has been to create and share personal and entertaining stories. My background as a writer/ performer gives me a unique understanding of how one's story and the performance of it - whether in person or on the page – can best work together.
I've appeared on The Mentalist, The Bold and The Beautiful, As the World Turns and HBO's Empire Falls, among others, and have acted on stage in New York, Los Angeles and throughout the US. My publications include personal essays in Elle, Human Parts and The Liberty Project and several profiles for Investor's Business Daily and work as a developmental editor for non-fiction books. With Sarah Sido, I co-founded and edited the influential acting website Brains of Minerva, which Backstage Magazine called "the spirit of helping others to find grace in a pressure-filled business."
Much of my most rewarding time has been spent teaching, including stints The Lee Strasberg Institute/New York and as a filmmaker-in-residence in schools throughout southern California, helping students of all backgrounds create art about their personal experiences. I've led workshops on interview skills, goal-setting and biography writing at The SAG-AFTRA Conservatory, The Hatchery Press and Stage32.com.
When I'm not working, I volunteer with arts and reproductive justice non-profits and read blogs on productivity and cooking, at the expense of committing to either. I served on SAG-AFTRA's NextGen Performers Committee and am a graduate of The MFA in Acting Program at American Conservatory Theater and The Actors Fund Teaching Artist Institute.
Header image by Mikhail Hoboton Popov
Headshot by Dana Patrick