I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, where I first discovered my love for all things performing. From a young age, I was creating plays with my siblings and cousins to perform for our parents. With the confidence of a movie star, I would make my parents sit through my rendition of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, even in July.
The love for creating never went away. The acting bug caught me in high school, where I began acting professionally in commercials. From there, I went to Missouri State University for my BFA in Acting. I graduated summa cum laude in 2020 with a lot of training under my belt and nowhere to use it (thanks COVID).
I moved to Atlanta in 2022, where I am finally pursuing my acting career to its fullest. Since moving markets, I have been auditioning and working consistently. I've continued my training in the Southeast and even discovered new passions within the industry through class (hello improv and VO!). As an overachiever and student at heart, I'm always looking to learn and jump at new opportunities.
Making a Difference
As actors and creators, it is our duty to uplift the voices of those who are not heard. Since 2018, I have had the great privilege to work with my favorite organization, The Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY). Through year-round creative arts programming, as well as a life-changing summer camp, SAY creates a space of community.
For young people who stutter, SAY is often the first place where they meet another person who talks like them. At SAY, we believe every voice deserves to be heard and celebrated. As an ally to the stuttering community, I will always join in the fight to end stigma around stuttering.