It was pretty much in the cards I would end up in the entertainment industry. As a kid I spent hours at the piano singing. I used to make my own radio shows on my Radio Shack cassette recorder, including the commercials. I directed adults in theater productions in high school and sang my way through college across scores of wedding bands, musicals, recording studios and cabarets. I headed for New York City one week after graduation with $500 and a dream.
As a creative who values the importance of collaborating with others, I live for the moment when the person in front of the camera feels safe enough to let go, feels supported and directed in such a way that the essence of the message is captured in a genuine truthful way. It’s that drop-the-mic, magical moment that never gets old. I love watching the story emerge and having the opportunity to follow it to the end. Getting to work with talented humans along the way, whether it’s in the planning stage, on set, in the field, or in the edit room, is a huge bonus. The connection and trust in talking through a vision with like-minded souls is the secret sauce.
When I’m not writing, shooting or editing, I love renovating old houses and bringing them back to life. I'm also a bit of a gardening freak. Ask me how many hydrangeas I have. Most importantly, I am grateful every day for the two humans I helped bring into the world (Alex and Nick) and for my partner in life (Neal) who gets me.
Full disclosure, I am Sara’s daughter and I’m so proud and grateful to be her right hand. I love re-imagining story, developing new concepts, and working with talent to emanate their best selves for the finished product. I am a recent graduate of Ithaca College with a fine arts degree in Writing for Television, Film, and Emerging Media, and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.
I have a vulnerable passion for telling stories about women’s lives and social justice. Currently, I am the Media Producer for Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit where I edit, produce, and stream powerful virtual services every Sunday morning.
I am a trained musician and love jamming out to artists like Tame Impala, H.E.R., and Frank Ocean. Thanks to my Mom, my inspired love for singing and piano started young and it never stopped. Music is a huge part of my soul, it heals, it awakens, it lights my fire.
I have a tiny (OK, HUGE) obsession for YouTube’s beauty and foodie category as well as all things self-care. I adore animals, specifically my mini goldendoodle Ellie, a furry bundle of love. Last but not least, I believe the only good fast food chain out there is Popeye's and that oat milk hot cocoa is pure heaven.