About Me

I’m a voice and dialect coach, music director, violinist, and theatre educator specializing in actor training,  stage directing, and Shakespeare text and performance.

I received my BA in Acting from Brigham Young University, and my MFA from the Old Globe & University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program.

As an Actor

I’ve worked with Tony-award winning directors, received the Craig Noel Fellowship and the Horrigan Award for Theatre, and played roles ranging from Shakespearean queens to a cruise ship showgirl with a giant boat on my head.

I wasn't kidding about the boat...

As an instructor and director

I’ve taught students from diverse locations and life circumstances: graduate students, K-12 students, continuing education students, local community members, international students,  and recent high school graduates. I teach acting and voice for San Diego Mesa College, and have directed musical theatre workshops, student-written plays, bilingual productions, cabaret fundraisers, full-length musicals, and experimental Shakespeare projects.

As a voice & dialect coach

I’ve worked with numerous theatre companies and private clients in San Diego and beyond. Currently, I teach the undergraduate Voice and Speech course at USD, and phonetics and singing for The Old Globe & University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program.

Whether a student enters my classroom to connect with others, overcome stage fright, improve their English, learn a dialect, prepare for auditions, or train for a professional career in stage and film, my goal is the same: to create a safe and empowering educational environment in which their talents and abilities can grow and thrive.