“ I never really knew what I was going to end up doing exactly. I was a kid from the burbs of Chicago, writing super haughty and self-righteous anti-smoking commercials, acting them out with my sister for our parents, performing in the plays at school, or making homemade movies on a huge and broke camcorder. Whatever it was — it was always about getting that little story to come out.
As well as acting, I worked in casting, I was a producer, I was a co-owner for a small production company, and then I made the leap to start writing and directing my own stories. Investing in the arts community in Chicago — the community that helped me find myself and my story.
I act, perform, write, and create films. That’s where is where my heart is. Filmmaking is collaborative, all consuming, sometimes exhausting, but it’s where I see myself and my community full realized.