A Little Bit About Me.

Born and raised in the Western suburbs of Chicago, I am through and through a Midwestern girl.

I grew up in the suburbs of a cosmopolitan city, but also on a lake in rural Illinois.  I am as comfortable in the urban jungle as I am in the rolling hills of the plains.  I have been very athletic my whole life and some of my favorite activities include swimming, scuba diving, downhill and cross-country skiing, tennis, running, yoga, and boxing.  I played soccer in high school and rowed eights for my university in England.  I also played percussion for 14 years, including touring with the University of Michigan Drumline. 

Any spare hour I have is usually spent reading, writing, and running.  I love hiking, biking, and camping on the weekends. I have travelled extensively throughout my life and below is a small taste of my adventures.

I am a full time actor and model based in New York City. I trained with William Esper and at the People's Improv Theater. I am a commercial print model and also do fit modeling, shoe, hair, beauty, hosting and more. I am teleprompter and ear prompter proficient. I am an experienced voiceover artist and I freelance with several agencies for various aspects of the industry.

Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

I know, I know, its not even the good stuff, but chocolate makes everything better.

Beyond my on-camera life, I am an experienced event coordinator and marketing specialist, having worked for several companies in New York City. Currently I am pursuing the global launch of my own company; a product in the fashion/healthcare space. Details can be disclosed to the right people.

In the following pages you will find a fraction of the projects on which I have worked. Further information, photos, videos, client list and more is available. 

My favorite food is:  chocolate; see photo
My favorite movie is: Cinema Paradiso (Tornatore, 1988)
Cities lived in:  Chicago, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Oxford, London, Rome, New York City, Hong Kong

Education:
B.A. Film/Video Studies, University of Michigan
B.A. Communication Studies, University of Michigan
Masters of Science, Global Media & Communication, London School of Economics & Political Science
Associate Student, Sociology of Media & Communication, Oxford University

Thank you very much for taking a little time to get to know me.  I appreciate your curiosity, and perhaps I’ll have the opportunity to get to know you too!

Enjoying the Central Park with my younger brother, Scott. This is my favorite spot in New York City.

Gratuitous shot of me and my kitty

A wedding party in Calcutta, India!

Co-piloting a small plane

 Caravanning on camels in the Sahara!

Caravanning on camels in the Sahara!

 In my fire suit, ready for racing!

In my fire suit, ready for racing!

   This is a Ferrari 599XX. I learned to race Ferraris at the Pista di Fiorano in Maranello, Italy, and completed the Sport driving certification course while driving the 451.

This is a Ferrari 599XX. I learned to race Ferraris at the Pista di Fiorano in Maranello, Italy, and completed the Sport driving certification course while driving the 451.

Views high above the magnificent cityscape of Hong Kong

Scuba in Aruba!

Fresh and free on the shores of Lake Zurich, Switzerland

Glacier hiking in Alaska

Wandering the streets of Zurich, Switzerland

Cold and dark in Reykjavik

Above: The King’s summer palace in Warsaw.

Main Square, Kraków, Poland

Lobster trapping off the coast of Maine

The Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland

Enjoying an original Singapore Sling cocktail at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore

Ziplining across the Continental Divide in Costa Rica

Jumeirah Beach and the Burj al Arab

Camel trekking in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Swimming in secret waterfalls on Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Lovely St. Lucia

A ski bunny in Park City, Utah!

The Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium

Stunning views high up on the Great Wall near Beijing, China

The Taj Mahal! Agra, India

 The famous gold doors of the royal palace in Fes, Morocco.

The famous gold doors of the royal palace in Fes, Morocco.

Yuyuan Market, Shanghai, China

 The Temple before the burn at Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV

The Temple before the burn at Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV

 Wearing my own respiratory mask brand on the playa at Burning Man in Black Rock City

Wearing my own respiratory mask brand on the playa at Burning Man in Black Rock City

Teddy Hall, my college at Oxford University

Rowing Eights at Oxford