The Boston Conservatory, M.F.A. Musical Theater
Oklahoma City University, B.F.A. Acting
New York, NY, 09/13 - Present
Girls, ages 10 and 11
After-School / Weekend Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 02/13 - 04/13
Girl, age 9
Oklahoma City, OK, 09/07 - 05/09
Girl, age 8-10
Oklahoma City OK, 09/07 - 05/09
Girl, age 4-6
Slippery Rock, PA, 6/08 - 09/08
Two boys, ages 4 and 7
Slippery Rock, PA, 09/00 - 06/05
Two boys, ages 3-8 and 5-10
New York, NY, 04/13 - Present
Service Coordinator for CORE
New York, NY, 08/12 - 02/13
Upon completing graduate school and moving to New York, I have been enjoying helping others keep their lives orderly and pleasant as both a SmartSitter and an Executive Assistant at a Hedge Fund, while pursuing my career as a musical theater performer.
I have worked as a sitter for children of all ages and families of varying backgrounds, as well as teaching dance (ballet, jazz, and tap), to children ages 3 to 18. Due to my role as an Executive Assistant, I’m able to assist families in keeping on schedule and helping to get thing accomplished in a timely manner. Personally, I try to eat very healthy, and I do my best to eat unprocessed food and cook for myself in my own kitchen, and enjoy educating kids about food.
In regarding my approach to children, I am very calm but playful. I like to keep order and I do my best to encourage and teach good habits, like consistent “please” and “thank you,” but also have tons of energy and like to have fun and play with kids. I am devoted to encouraging the growth of a child both intellectually and artistically in structured and safe environment. I feel that by encouraging a child’s interests, whether it is by building a fortress out of Legos or taking them to play soccer, or to music lessons, I am able to play a small part in molding whom a child becomes, and that is a huge part of what makes sitting an amazing experience. When I’m not SmartSitting or assisting, I usually can be found in dance class, having a voice lesson, or exploring my neighborhood, the Upper West Side.
- I have professional childcare experience with…
Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children
- I will be SmartSitting while…
Continuing to audition and train for roles in Musical Theater.
- In 5 years, I hope to be…
Teaching Musical Theater at the college level and continuing to perform as an actor in New York.
- Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…
Cooking, Sewing, Exploring, Playing pretend, dress-up, arts and crafts, reading, helping with homework, dance of all varieties, building with Legos, and playing soccer, helping with Flute or Viola practice, helping with beginning French homework.