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

Creates study guides and educational material that coincides with the season of shows and that satisfy Arizona's education standards. Developed a new workshop series and leads workshops both on and off-site for elementary and middle school students. Heads current fundraising initiatives and outlines fundraising goals and strategies for the year. Assists with grant writing. Manages social media, marketing, and publicity. Assists with show bookings and house management when needed.

past work experience

Puppeteer, various touring puppet shows, Great Arizona Puppet Theatre, March 2012 - 2016

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

House Manager, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Kennedy Theatre Assistant House Manager and Earle Ernst Lab Theatre House Manager. August 2014 - May 2015


Instructor, Introduction to Puppetry, Arizona State University, Acting Concentration, Spring 2018

Co-Instructor, Imagine This! Puppet construction, Kenilworth Elementary School, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2017

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

InstructorWanna Be a Puppeteer? - an introduction to hand-mouth puppets,  International Thespian Society hosted by UH Manoa, January 17, 2015


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