What’s your deal? Who are you and what’s your story?  

I’m a carpenter, draftsperson, teacher, and an all-around okay person. I just earned my MFA and will be headed to Randolph College to be their Technical Director in the fall. I’m a habitual reader and coffee drinker.

What most excites you about in taking on this design/directing opportunity at TAM?

Building six shows in repertory is a challenge. It’s a six-week sprint and I am excited! Working with so many designers and directors is amazing because the sets are so different from each other even though they’re in the same beautiful theater.

Why Shakespeare (or classic theatre)?

The stories are known by the public so there is a greater sense of audience understanding and comradery in the theatre. Also, working on a classical theatre piece with modern sets makes the show new again.

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad is the clear and first choice. Regarding my profession my role models were the technical directors of my high school and undergraduate university; Bernie Killian and Curtis Mortimore. They taught me what the job was, why it is important, and how it can be so much fun.

You can have dinner with any three powerful women in history. Who would you choose and why?

Hrosvitha because she was one of the first known women playwrights. She was also a scholar and nun during the late 10th century. She wasn’t particularly powerful, but she was independent and driven.

Mary Shelley because her work has pervaded culture since Frankenstein was written 200 years ago.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg because she is strong, possesses a clear and decisive voice, and I think her stories would be good.

What is your super power?

Identifying which power tool is being used and if it is being used correctly while in a different room.

Describe yourself in three alliterative words.

According to my best friend: Brainy, Beautiful, and Brazen. I think it fits.

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