Laugh. Cry. Run.
Drink Some Whisky. Eat Some Fries. It’s gonna be okay.
Allllrighhht. You want to know a little bit more about me before you can trust that – I totally get it. So…I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. My parents met working at McDonald’s, which I attribute to my innate love of French fries.
Besides being a self-proclaimed fry connoisseur, I am also an actor, writer and director. And in what spare time I have (ha!) I’m also a runner. I fell in love with storytelling as a teenager, but it wouldn’t be until years later that I would discover my true passion for it.
You see, as storytellers, the best way to fill our toolbox is to live life. And sometimes life can turn us upside down. When I was eighteen I experienced an enormous amount of grief over the loss of my mother. I tried to outrun it by moving to the other side of the world, living in Australia, studying in England… traveling around most of Europe, Greece and Egypt. Let me tell you something about grief… that B moves faster than a rodent on a crowded subway platform!
So I came back to New York and worked. And worked. And worked some more. We’re talking waitress, bartender, temp, dancing doll at the Toy Show… administrative assistant, program manager for major whisky events and many, many more. All while I was studying acting and writing. In fact, I’ve had more day jobs as an artist than I’ve had birthdays. Some have been great, most have not, and all have taught me something I didn’t realize I needed to know.
Then one day I stopped running and gave myself permission to be unapologetically me - whether that was happy, sad or somewhere in between. And that is when my heart opened and my life changed forever.
Telling stories on a page or a stage or through a lens has allowed my empathy to grow and spread. Because I don’t tell stories for me. I tell stories for you.
No one should feel alone in this world and I believe stories are what connect us… watching other people and saying, ‘Hey! You too? So I’m not alone. Awesome.’
Because that’s what stories did for me. And collaborating with other people to bring creative babies to life… well… it may have taken me awhile to get here, but there’s no place I’d rather be.