I am an independent writer, producer, production head for the screen and the stage. I have worked professionally in the arts and entertainment world for 12 years, but like many, I've been a story teller my entire life. I've had a unique relationship to story because my mother is an archeologist and cultural anthropologist and I was raised bathed in stories from indigenous cultures around the world and then of course, how can one escape the grasp of the global cinema or the spectacle of Broadway. The Art of Story, is a really important part of our human history. Story holds our unique identities which will be around longer than we will. The cool part about it, is that when you share a story it gives your audience (wherever and whoever they may be) an opportunity to relate together.
I hold a BA, with honors in Theatre Arts + several academic recognitions from The University of La Verne:
-1st Place, Deans Award for Excellence in Research in the Arts
-Alpha Chi honors society (top 10% GPA's in the University)
-Alpha Lambda Delta honors society(top qualifying GPA in freshman year at University)
I studied for four years advanced acting classes, screenwriting, and solo show development at The Barrow Group, NYC:
-Co-chair for Literary Committee at FAB Women, an all women's theatre company @ The Barrow Group
I studied Meisner Technique for 1 year at Studio 4.
I studied producing for commercial theatre for 4 years under broadway producer Judy Gordon.
I have over 12 years professional experience in the arts and entertainment world all over the United States:
-I have participated in over 300 productions in this time including: commercials, narrative and documentary feature films, television and new media series, broadway, off-broadway, off-off broadway, and guerrilla theatre.
-Member of NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers)
I hold a certificate in Sustainable Futures from Bristol University.
I hold two teaching certificates from Sanford Inspire in:
Lastly, I hold a certificate in Community Emergency Response from the Los Angeles Fire Department.