About Me

I have had the privilege of working alongside such great talents as Selena Gomez, Eminem, Topher Grace, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, The Olsen Twins, Casey Wilson, Tony Hale, Andy Richter, Reggie Watts, the Youtube sensation Cossbysweater, & SNL’s Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett.   My work in film and television has taken me all over the United States and across the globe. My commercial clients have included the United States Marine Corp, the J. Walter Thompson ad agency, Interscope Records, Universal Label, Radio Disney, Belvedere Vodka, and Nestle.

My video “Courage Is” was picked up by ABC Family for broadcast nationwide.  My work in music videos has been featured on MTVu and vh1.com, shooting indie artists to the front of public notice.  “Unwanted” has won awards in several international festivals. My feature credits include the The Great Outdoors: The Destroyers and Intrepid: The Zac Sunderland Story, Part 2.   I am currently in production on the feature Honeychild with executive producers Martha Cotton (NBC NEWS) and Kat Landsberg (THE NANNY, JANE BY DESIGN, CONAN O’BRIEN CAN’T STOP).

I just completed three short films entering the festival circuit.  Hotwire is an action short film starring Teri Reeves (CHICAGO FIRE).  Chasing Hayes is a small town love story starring Kent Boyd (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE).  Wildman Athletica stars Christa B. Allen (REVENGE) and Troian Bellisario (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS).

My Beginnings

I was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and received a Waldorf grade school education, which taught me the importance of artistic expression and individual identity. At the age of 7 my family moved to Akron and I fell in love with gymnastics .For the next several years of my life I competed as an elite level gymnast. Here I am at age 12 competing in the Junior Olympic games on floor.
… and on bars.  You can hear my mom and my younger sister Kelly proudly cheering me on.

I’ve never been one to accept limitations without a fight. In high school, in response to a dare, I competed on the boys wrestling team and won several matches at the 103 lb class, although only 98 pounds at the time. Despite my height of 5’1″, I decided I wanted to learn to pole vault my senior year of high school and placed 2nd in the state of Ohio with a jump of 10’9″. That year I also became the first person in my school’s history to compete in the State Meet for cross country four years in a row.

In College I rediscovered my creative roots through the bliss of filmmaking. I met my husband Jake when he acted on my first film in college and we moved to Los Angeles together upon graduating. Since that time directing and producing has taken me all over the United States and across the globe. I love meeting people and learning about different cultures. My favorite thing about filmmaking is that every day is new.