I am a teacher, theatre director, writer and puppeteer living in Portland, Oregon with my twin sons and proudly hirsute husband.
I love hearing and telling stories, and my creative process distills rigorous artistic methods into a grounded, practical, accessible, and human approach, beneficial to artists both professional and/or hopeful and emerging.
I’ve worked for four years as a writing teacher, theatre director and arts administrator developing stories with people living with illness, trauma, and/or stigma, helping people find and tell the stories they’re proud about in collaboration with professional artists. Before that, I worked five years in play development with playwrights locally and nationally, and toured for two years as a puppeteer. The organizations I’ve worked or volunteered for include:
- Well Arts
- Portland Emerging Arts Leaders
- Pacific Northwest Arts in Health Alliance
- Tears of Joy Theatre
- Portland Theatre Works
- Sun Schools
- Profile Theatre Project
- Broadway Rose Theatre Company
- Write Around Portland
- Teatro de Milagro
- Portland Actors Ensemble
- New Century Players