I grew up in the vast wilderness of the Chicago suburbs, where I excelled in rollerblading, romping, and all forms of dress up and make-believe! These days, not much has changed! I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BFA in Acting in May of 2013, and have experienced many adventures since then. I spent five weeks backpacking through Ireland, Scotland, Italy, and Spain. I've met wolves. Professionally, I've been a camp counselor for a fine arts camp, where for two weeks at a time, I was able to connect with young ladies with big dreams in the arts! I was hired as a performer with the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, where I interacted with patrons of all ages while maintaining that we were in a completely different time period! I also was fortunate enough to land a gig with Bright Star Touring Theatre, where I traveled up and down the East coast presenting plays to droves of school children. The plays we presented covered subject matter like holidays around the world, the Civil Rights movement, and famous inventors throughout history.
My experiences with childcare have always been positive. I started babysitting at age 14 for the Fergusons who lived down the street, and continued to babysit until I graduated high school. I was fortunate enough to live in a tight-knit community, where trust, loyalty, and responsibility were highly valued traits. I still find these to be staples of my personality today!