What Are My Qualifications?
Teaching Experience from being an instructor for the Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory, a guest lecturer at USC, Pepperdine, UNLV, Second City and the Beverly Hills Playhouse; a guest instructor for various other acting coaches including Anthony Meindl, Diane Christiansen, Ken Feinberg’s Creative Studios of Atlanta, Lewis Smith, Lisa Picotte’s Young Actor Workspace, Shari Shaw, Tess Kirsch and Wayne Dvorak; plus teaching at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation and numerous seminars and classes across the country.
Acting Experience from numerous plays including lead roles in Samuel's Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT, Eric Bogasian's TALK RADIO, and Larry Shue's THE FOREIGNER; the title role in Kevin Kling’s LLOYD’S PRAYER; plus roles in KING LEAR and OUR TOWN at the world famous Atlanta Shakespeare Company. On camera experience includes indie films NO PILLS IN HAPPYLAND, HOW THE DAY BEGINS and THE UNRELIABLE NARRATOR; the short GOTTA MAKE THEM ANGELS (also producer and co-writer); video game L.A. NOIRE; and a cameo on MODERN FAMILY.
Casting Experience which equates to watching thousands of working actors practice their craft. Observing and studying these actors was like learning a trade via an apprenticeship. This experience includes being the casting associate on MODERN FAMILY for the run of the series, from pilot to finale, plus numerous pilots and TV series and being the casting director for the indie films TAPAWINGO and SOUNDWAVE plus SCI-FEST: THE LOS ANGELES SCIENCE FICTION ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL for all three seasons. This experience also brought four Artios Nominations and in 2015, the Casting Society of America's Associate Spotlight Award in Los Angeles.