I began as a student at the Kinder High School for Performing and Visual Arts in the Technical Theatre program. During my time in high school, I began to build a resume with the help of renowned designer, Nic Phillips. Throughout my teenage years, I spent 3 years at Fitzgerald's (live music venue) as one of two Lighting Directors.
At HSPVA, I was fortunate enough to spend time with IATSE members at Jones Hall, Wortham Theatre Center, and Miller Outdoor Theatre. Once I graduated high school, I began my advanced education as a theatre student at the University of Houston. Throughout college, I worked for Jersey Productions (Cincinnati, OH), Main Street Theater Children's Theater, Stages Theater, Dionysus Theatre, The Alley Theatre, Class Act Productions, Center Stage Productions, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, and a number of start-up theatres.
Once I received a degree in Theatrical Design, I began my career as an educator at Rowlett High School eventually moving to Morton Ranch High School. In 2010, I was offered a position with former Atlantic Records recording artists, Straight No Chaser. Over the next three years, I toured the Western Hemisphere as a lighting designer.
In 2013, after the birth of my first daughter, I went back to teaching and will be entering my 12th year in the classroom this fall. For four years, I was the theatre facilitator for all 11 high school theatre departments in my district; I have served on numerous committees, including a fine arts facilities task-force for a billion dollar approved in 2018 that will see massive upgrades to all 11 high school auditoriums and fine arts facilities. In 2017, I completed my Masters in Education with a certification in Administration from Angelo State University.
Lighting Designer and Scenic Design