My passion is creating art as a performer and helping others create art as a teacher. At a young age I began entertaining family and friends performing improvised productions in my parents’ living room and staging elaborate improvised puppet shows for anyone in my community who would watch.
My college background is in educational psychology and theatre. In 2006 I discovered improv while studying in Spain and never looked back! My earliest performing was with ComedySportz and within a few years I completed training programs at the renowned iO-Chicago Improv Theater and Bay Area Theatre Sports (BATS) in San Francisco.
In 2011 I co-founded Blacktop Comedy Club in Rocklin, CA, and developed their improv education curriculum, facilitated drop-in improv workshops, taught beginning to advanced improv classes, and directed several character-based improv genre shows, including a Shakespearean romantic comedy, musical, western, and teen slasher horror film.
Workshops I’ve developed and facilitated include Improvised Storytelling at the Auburn Hip-Hop Congress, Improvised Musicality at San Francisco’s Femprovisor Fest, Bold as F**k at the California Comedy Festival, Playing with Confidence at the Orange County Improv Festival, customized workshops and team-building sessions for various corporate events and theaters throughout Northern California, Nevada, and Wisconsin, as well as my current menu of workshops. I love teaching and strongly believe that improv skills and life skills go hand-in-hand.
I strive to be an animated and engaging performer and enjoy creating characters and vivid worlds on stage. I currently perform regularly with improv troupes Improv Jazz (duo), MRI (Masters of Rap Improv), and Kooky Pants (duo) and co-facilitate POC Improv Space in conjunction with the Sacramento Comedy Foundation and Sacramento Comedy Spot. I also serve as Executive Director for FemmeFest, the first all-female comedy festival in Sacramento.
I feel fortunate to do what I love and help others (re)discover their potential and find connection through improv!