what makes me...me?
I was born the eldest of two daughters in San Jose, California. With my mother being an elementary school teacher who specialized in Children’s Musical Theater and my father who owned a local advertising agency, it was natural that my interest in media, marketing and the Arts flourished. I started performing at the tender age of 5 and soon found myself falling in love with all forms of performing including choir, musical theater and performance groups. My mother started songwriting during the 80’s and I followed suite with writing poetry, songs and instrumentals as a teenager in High School.
After becoming a wife and mother at age 22, I decided to put my focus on the Performing Arts aside in order to focus on being an administrative professional. All the while still using my passion as a form of expression, reflection and self-therapy during the tough times in my life (they say write what you know right). In November of 2008, as a result of keeping up with my writing, I self-published my first book of poetry “The Genesis Journey – A Creative Collection”.
In 2007, I started “video blogging” on YouTube to capture yet another journey of my life through the Gastric Bypass surgery (original channel taken down). I also started her very first musical podcast called “Sunday Morning Meditations” in order to express my love for beautiful music, positive thoughts, poetry and scripture.
In 2010, I produced two short films, “Are You My Girlfriend” and “Thugs Need Hugs”, with E+ Productions while working as a Direct Care Professional for adults with Developmental Disabilities. I was also Creative Director and Audio Production Teacher for their very first podcast "Voices of ePlus" that was played on KUBU.
From 2010 to 2011, I worked with Live Media Entertainment, a film production company that was once based in Auburn, California where I was an intern Casting Director and Production Coordinator for “Dark Truths” (never released). I also assisted with minor jobs including development of two other films.
After my husband became diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, I came home for a time to care for him before his passing in September 2016. During this time I Wrote/Directed “A Bit of Forever: A Short Film of Hope“ that was an official selection 2013 Life Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. I was Co-Director/Editor of the music video ”Vulnerable“ was an featured in the 2013 Sacramento Film & Music Festival. I am the Writer/Director/Editor for ”#DONE“ an official selection at the 2015 Emerging Filmmakers Showcase in Auburn, CA. I recently directed "See You When" for the 2017 Place Called Sacramento film festival.
In 2016/2017, I graduated with two AA degrees in Applied Art & Design - Multimedia and Communication Studies - Multimedia/Graphic Design from Sierra College in Rocklin, California. Currently, I am the Instructional Assistant for the Radio, TV & Film Production Department at Cosumnes River College.