i was born and raised in seattle washington by my mother, a musician and artist. i would often rummage through her closet, full of clothes from various bands she had been in and places she had lived. i remember taking each one of her earrings, adorning them on my t-shirts and walking around in her high heels. i would spend summers with my grandparents inventing projects to sew with my grandma and writing short stories. looking back, it's no coincidence i ended up with a passion for creating and designing the way I do today.
my first role in a costume department after graduating film school was on the feature film dear lemon lima, which unified both my love of costumes and filmmaking. since then i have been working in costumes in whatever capacity i can- most notably as the costume designer for seasons II, III & IV of the Syfy channel tv show, z nation.
having such an intricate part in creating characters the way being a costume designer allows me to be, fuels me. the feeling of achievement that comes with successfully conveying an idea- whether it be a costume, a character, or a story- is what keeps me doing, what i'm doing.
"the artist is the medium between his fantasies and the rest of the world"
- federico fellini