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Endlessly curious, often enthusiastic, devotedly creative, highly collaborative, unquestionably loyal. Love to laugh.


10/99 – Current

Studio Teacher Various Projects

Film (Theatrical) — Freelance Details
10/99 – Current

Private acting coach for teens and adults. High school acting and improvisation teacher; substitute high school drama teacher. Acting coach for on-set talent for video productions.

11/93 – Current

Stage Director Cygnet Productions

Live / Special Event (TV) — Freelance Details
11/93 – Current

Shortly after moving to Portland from Los Angeles, co-founded Cygnet Productions, the acclaimed non-profit literature-based theatre company. Responsibilities include directing, producing, casting, marketing and publicity, fundraising, research and text adaptation. Produce when the project or personnel inspire.

2/93 – Current

Writer Various

Film (Theatrical) — Various Details
2/93 – Current

Award-winning screenplay and sketch comedy writer. Oregon Book Award-winning playwright. Member/co-leader, Women’s Writing Project, Los Angeles Theatre Center. Development Associate to LA indie film producer. Wrote synopses and evaluated submissions. Industrial/educational video scriptwriter for production companies and advertising agencies. Interviewed executives for creation of Nike folklore book.

7/10 – 3/12

Casting Director – Respond2 / R2C Group

7/10 – 3/12

My mandate was to innovate the talent pool by scouting from from local theater actors, dancers, musicians, stand-ups, comedians, etc. - broadening the casting horizons. Consulted with producers, directors and clients. Organized and directed audition sessions. Created monthly Brown Bag Lunch Show to entertain staff and introduce new talent.


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Class of '98

Portland State University

BS/Social Sciences, Psychology


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  • Acting
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  • Arts
  • Casting
  • Comedy
  • Commercials
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Directing
  • Documentaries
  • Drama
  • Editing
  • Entertainment
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  • Film
  • Film Production
  • Improvisation
  • Independent Film
  • Leadership
  • Marketing Communications
  • Media Production
  • New Media
  • Performing Arts
  • Playwriting
  • Post Production
  • Pre-production
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  • Production Managment
  • Radio
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  • Script
  • Script Coverage
  • Script Editing
  • Scripting
  • Short Films
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  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Talent Scouting
  • Television
  • Theatre
  • Theatrical Production
  • Video
  • Video Production
  • Voice Acting
  • Voice Over
  • Workshop Leader
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  • Writing Skills