University of Hawai'i at Manoa, MFA Theatre for Young Audiences, December 2016, Magna Cum Laude

University of Arizona, BA Theatre Arts, May 2011, Cum Laude

current position 

Director of Outreach & Development - Great Arizona Puppet Theater - 2017-present

  • Initiated new fundraising goals and strategies. Assists with grant writing.

  • Coordinated the 35th anniversary fundraising initiative, budget, and Gala event

  • Maintains donor database and oversaw transition of database from Excel file to Quickbooks for Nonprofits to ensure accuracy and track new required information

  • Assists with Board communication, education, and scheduling

  • Transitioned a manual calendar management system to an online tool, eliminating redundancy and streamlining the scheduling process

  • Communicates with customers to schedule performances, field trips, and workshops. Answers questions and resolves issues to ensure that all patrons have a good experience.

  • Assesses new volunteer requests. Schedules and oversees volunteers as needed.

  • Adheres to the marketing & publicity budget when creating and ordering materials

  • Creates and manages social media and email communication, especially for donor solicitation and marketing

  • Creates and implemented study guides and educational materials that aligns with the season of shows and meets Arizona state education standards

  • Created teacher evaluation tool and assesses feedback, making changes where appropriate.

  • As in most small businesses, I have a wide variety of tasks, ask me about more duties not listed here.

past work experience

Statewide Cultural Extension Coordinator, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Graduate Assistant position. August 2015 - December 2016

  • Scheduled programs for artists and lecturers at various community venues throughout Hawai`i

  • Coordinated artist’s schedules, payment, and individual program needs

  • Adhered to the programming and travel budget

  • Assessed current and future performers, scouted for new performers and lectures

  • Processed, assessed, and made recommendations based on artist evaluations

  • Communicated with venue coordinators and managed season selection as well as outreach opportunities throughout the state

House Manager, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Kennedy Theatre. August 2014 - May 2015

  • Assisted patrons and resolved problems as needed for over 80 performances

  • Trained ushers and volunteers. Addressed issues when performance expectations were not met

  • Ensured performances began on time and ran smoothly

  • Balanced ticket sales and oversaw the facility and safety of all patrons


Youth Workshops

Instructor | Puppetry Performance Residency - age 5-8, Khalsa Montessori School, AZ, Summer 2018*

Co-Instructor | Puppet Construction: A workshop to coincide with Imagine This - age 12-15,

Kenilworth Elementary, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2017, Fall 2018

Instructor | Antigone pre-show workshop - age 13-14, Kailua Intermediate School, 2016

Instructor | Wanna Be a Puppeteer? - An Introduction to Hand-Mouth Puppets

International Thespian Society, January 2015*

Instructor | Introduction to Acting - age 6-10, Desert Foothills Theatre, 2013*

Collegiate Level - Adults

Instructor | Shadow Puppetry for Middle & High School Students, Educator Arts Day, 

Phoenix Art Museum, Summer 2017 & 2018*

Instructor | Introduction to Puppetry Master Class, Spring 2018, Arizona State University*

Instructor | Puppetry for Young Children, Fall 2016, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa*

Section Instructor | Introduction to World Drama & Theatre, Spring 2016, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa*

Co-Presenter | Why Use Puppets? Creating and Manipulating Multiple Puppet Forms for Live Theatre,

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Spring 2016*

Guest Lecturer  |  Introduction to Hand/Glove Puppetry, Fall 2015, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa*

Guest Lecturer  |  Mask Play and Construction; Intro. to Acting Course, Spring 2015, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa*

*Designed curriculum 


Director, Fire Horse, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, spring 2016

DirectorAnimal Farm: Staged Reading, Class 6 Theatre, May 2014

Director, At Home in the Desert, Cave Creek Community Project, April 2014

Director, The Little Mermaid, JR,  Desert Foothills Theatre, September 2013

DirectorAladdin, JR Desert Foothills Theatre, May 2013