I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Growing up I watched a LOT of TV and movies and always wanted to be in that world.  I was no stranger to the stage because I took violin lessons every weekend at the conservatory and we had to perform regularly. It wasn’t until middle school that I got my hands on a camcorder and started recording my own little movies. High school added live theatre to the mix and the two combined hooked me in. When college came, for some reason I ignored my artistic side and went after a different passion: Engineering.  Yeah, I could only put up with two years at MSOE before I faced facts and came back to what I really wanted to do. But the Professional Theatre Training Program at UW-Milwaukee opened to new students every three years and I missed my shot so I did my next favorite thing: Independent Filmmaking. But after two years I craved the stage so I packed up everything and moved to Los Angeles. I immediately found my place in life.  I studied Meisner Technique with Bill Alderson and also improv at the Groundlings. Once the digital revolution began my directing gene kicked in again. I began directing series and short films and many shorts went viral online!

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