We look to the past to shape our future. Who are you? Where are you going from here?

I am a stage manager based in New Jersey/New York City. I grew up in southern Indiana and eastern North Carolina, roamed around for a few years after graduating college, and finally settled down (for now) in my current apartment. After this summer, I head back to the NYC area and dive into whatever project I can.

What most excites you about being a part of TAM’s 50th Anniversary Season?

I’m excited to be back with familiar people and new faces and see what can be created next.

We’re all about making old things new and new things classic. Why are you drawn to Classic Theatre? How do you shake it up?

I love seeing all the different interpretations of the same piece. Classical theatre lends itself to different interpretations more than contemporary theatre or musicals. Also, most of classical theatre is routed in history, which I love.

Who inspires you and why?

Any working parents. Their ability to balance work while still devoting time to their family is something that I cannot imagine doing myself yet. If they can do that, I can get through everything in my day.

You can have dinner with any three influential people. Who are your dream guests, why them, and what is the topic of conversation?

Michelle Obama, Queen Victoria, and Lady Jane Grey. All three women became the executive (or associated with the executive) of their respective country when they did not expect to become so initially. I am sure I could not imagine what would be on the minds of these three ladies.

What recent accomplishment are you most proud of?

Working with two brand new companies in the past year. With a new company, there are no traditions or standard operating procedures so it’s exciting and rewarding to help create those, particularly with the first production of a new company.

What’s your super power?

I have been told that I stay remarkably calm most of the time, which doesn’t always feel that way to me. Also, remembering the specific date that something happened in my life.