Growing up in a small town in South Dakota, I was lucky enough to be introduced to the arts at a young age. In the second grade I joined a Children's Theatre Camp, where I performed in a variety of shows until my Freshman year of high school. Once in high school I was remained active in the theatre department appearing in shows such as The Sound of Music, Nunsense, South Pacific, and Oklahoma.
After I graduated high school I began pursuing a degree in Theatre and Communication Studies at South Dakota State University. While attending SDSU I was given the opportunity to grow as an artist on and off stage. I was a co-founder of Jumping Jacks Improv., was an active member of the props crew and in 2015 I was elected president of the Lambda Sigma Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega.
In 2013 I was given the opportunity at State University Theatre to work as Props Supervisor while also furthering my education. This allowed me to gain a greater appreciation for the technical side of theatre, and help to grow my love of properties design and construction. Throughout my time at SDSU I prop mastered 12 different productions, and over saw around 30 student properties designs. I was lucky enough to be given a Certificate of Excellence for my properties design of Monty Pythons Spamalot at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
During my sophomore year at State, I auditioned to be a member of the Prairie Repertory Theatre Company. I spent four wonderful seasons with the PRT Company as the Props Head and designing such productions as Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping, Shrek the Musical, Dial M for Murder, and Don't Hug Me.
Outside of theatre, I enjoy traveling, painting, singing. spending time with friends and family, illustrating books, Christmas, improv, reading, and adding to my extensive coffee mug collection.