I've been involved in the arts my entire life. My mom is a choreographer, dancer, and owner of a dance school in Eugene, Oregon and I began performing on stage when I was 5 years old. My love for the arts grew and within a few years, my participation included helping with costumes, painting backdrops, doing makeup and working back stage during performances. Soon, I was helping with the production of several annual performances.

This was a big part of my life for over 15 years and the skills I learned will stay with me forever. From the art side of collaborating, painting, singing, dancing, costuming, make-up . . . to the business side: working with suppliers, contacting parents about costume fees and late tuition, selling tickets, pitching corporate sponsors, and much more. All of this lead me to my knack for working around the organized chaos that is Hollywood.

Art, collaboration, work. I love to create, especially when I'm collaborating in a team atmosphere. I love the satisfaction of a job well done. I love watching how a project can come to life only after several brilliantly talented people have put their minds together. The joy that comes from completing a project and seeing it's final outcome is something that I can only describe as indescribable.

One day, while putting makeup on a friend for a performance, I realized I had the potential to become a professional makeup artist. I realized that makeup is the perfect combination of hands-on art and collaboration with other creative people. Early the next day, a few hours of online research led me to Cinema Makeup School. Within a few weeks I was enrolled in their Master Program, and a few months later packed up my truck and left for the City of Angels to start schooling at CMS. I learned beauty and fashion, blood and wounds, prosthetics and aging. I learned about collaborating with directors, photographers, and actors. I learned that it's a business led by determination, and I knew I had it.

Within two weeks of graduating from CMS, I was hired for my first film and I have continued to work on numerous Music Videos, Films, and Pilots. In addition to my entrance into the Film Industry, I have continued to work part time as a teacher's assistant at CMS. By staying in contact with former instructors and helping them in the classroom as well, I am constantly refreshed on techniques and tricks, which has helped keep me fast and smart in the makeup trailer. Whether you're in the early stages of planning a production, or have an on-set emergency . . . I can help. I love creative challenges, give me a call.