Born and raised in the small town of Owensboro, Kentucky, I was introduced to theatre at a very young age. Every summer beginning at age 5 I went to a theatre day camp, where I fell in love with acting. My very first role was as a magical jumping bean in a Missoula Children's Theatre production of Jack and the Beanstalk. In middle school, I was introduced to Shakespeare through my school library and then through my local community theatre where I performed in Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream as Puck. After that, there was no turning back.
During college, I studied biology but couldn't give up theatre. I ended up adding theatre as part of my minor. It was then when I realized how much I love comedy - especially improv. My final university performance in the devised commedia dell'arte adaptation of the board game Clue, titled Hint!: A Masked Murder Mystery remains one of my favorite productions to date.
When I'm not onstage, I can generally be found scrolling through PubMed for articles on infectious diseases, building a cosplay outfit, and/or drinking way too much coffee.