I grew up in Yonkers, New York and eventually moved upstate to Beacon with my family. Growing up I loved performing in school plays and singing in the church choir, I eventually went to study Acting/Directing with a Music minor at DeSales University, about an hour outside of Philadelphia. I continue working as an actor and singer, traveling across the country performing at different regional playhouses.
I am the oldest of three children so I've practically been babysitting all my life. I have a younger sister and younger brother and we are all two years apart. Ever since I can remember I was taking care of them. Whether that was, helping my sister get dressed in the morning or picking up my brother's toy trains, I felt like I was Momma #2.
In my career I've had multiple opportunities to perform in children's theatre productions. Being able to perform and interact with the children onstage has always been a treat. It was a consistent learning experience for me, about theatre, but mostly about kids growing up in this day and age. Giving autographs after the show to the kids, I learnt so much about them. I learned how much information they retain, how impressionable they are, and how bright and beautiful they see the world.
Children see the world through a kaleidoscope lens; and being able to add even more color and fun into their lives through babysitting and the arts means all the more to me.