About Us / Your Team
I’m originally from Pennsylvania, and I moved from Portland, OR, to New York in 2010. I have an undergraduate degree in film production from Temple University and a Master’s Degree in cinema studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
For the past eight years, I’ve been a freelance filmmaker, artist, and educator. I’ve taught full-day pre-k and kindergarten in both public and private institutions all over Brooklyn. Likewise, I’ve also taught animation, documentary, and narrative film classes to K through 12. I enjoy working with children because I love being able to help kids reach moments of epiphany. I also believe in educational caregiving that promotes progressive social justice values while encouraging an inclusive atmosphere of diversity. Working collaboratively with others to ensure a positive foundation for my students has always been paramount to my work, and it is a very important component to what I do at SmartSitting. We are building for the future, and I’m very happy to be a part of that.
Beyond my professional life, I also have a strong passion for comic books. Not only have I taught numerous comic book art workshops for kids, I have sat on the jury for prestigious graphic novel awards and I currently run a website all about Batman comics. I also love to read, write, watch movies, swim, and go on hikes in the woods. I’m thrilled to be able to combine all of these passions at SmartSitting!