About Me


My life began in Washington, DC, but I was raised in Maryland, just outside the city. I am a lifelong learner who loves to travel, dance salsa, hike, read, hang out with my family, and host my podcast.

Middle Ground

I’m a director, actor, playwright, arts administrator, and teaching artist with 25 years of experience on and around the stage. My passion lies in synthesizing theatre, American history, and social justice to create meaningful experiences for myself and others. Throughout my career in Washington, DC and Buffalo, NY, I’ve remained dedicated to using the arts as a powerful tool for education, community building, and positive change.


Today, I aim for my study in principles of Instructional Design to lead me to a career where I can successfully integrate arts education, core content, and distance learning to create unique learning experiences!

Two women standing in front of a large sign
At the Theatre in Buffalo with my Fabulous Daughter Nadia
Showing Classroom Teachers how to Create Tableau at Ford's Theatre
Woman Jumping in the Air on the Beach
Jumping in Jamaica

"Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat."

Why Instructional Design?

Instructional design offers a powerful framework for creating effective and engaging learning experiences that cater to the diverse needs of learners. It’s evidence-based, allows for the seamless integration of technology, and favors personalization. There is also a wide range of entrepreneurial and organizational career opportunities that can be pursued by learning instructional design principles.