This used to cause me great anxiety and I was hard on myself for not feeling socially competent.  It wasn't until sometime during college that I realized I could carry on a conversation with someone and all it took was finding  people that I had something in common with.  I was a theatre major so my fellow peers and I shared this passion for storytelling and this thing, this passion, is what connected us.  Now, I feel like I can find common ground with just about anybody, whether in the biz or not.  Turns out, there's nothing wrong with me.  I can socially function in this world after all.  I'd say I'm still a bit introverted, but I've learned to be accepting of that because it's just a part of who I am. 

It was a hard lesson to learn - learning to respect and love myself - but I continue to practice it.  As a matter of fact, I'm always looking to improve myself in all areas.  I am a true lover of learning.  If one could make a career of being a student, I think I’d be one of the best in the field.  I thrive for knowledge, especially in the entertainment industry and I often take advantage of free classes and workshops around town (Los Angeles).   

I would say that I’m a ‘window seat’ kind of person.  Sometimes I feel like I’m viewing the world as if it’s for the first time.  I've learned to embrace my naivety rather than feel ashamed of it because it's the reason I see the world with wonder and excitement. 

While on this journey to learn the art of living, I’m finding the best way to do that is to live my own life fully, honestly, and with an open heart. 

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." -Alan Watts


When pondering the monumental question of "What do you want to be when you grow up?”, I had a myriad of potential futures whirl in my head.  But then I thought, “Why do I even have to choose at all?”  What if I decided that I could be all of these things...

The best part about the discovery of acting is walking in the shoes of another.  This, and the reason for choosing such a crazy/beautiful career path to begin with, continues to lead me down a rabbit hole of saying “yes” and taking risks - and my life has been all the more fulfilling because of it. 

I come from a beautiful and remote piece of land in Kentucky where I lived a somewhat sheltered life.  A shy demeanor and a shortage of friends left me alone with my imagination as I brought my stuffed animals to life and explored the woods.  I didn't talk much growing up in school and the other kids would often ask me why.  Although the shyness had some part in this, I still didn't have much to say when I got a little older and little more comfortable in my own skin.