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.
i attended a high school with a one-of-a-kind film and video program, planting the filmmaker seed in me. during my senior year in high school i costumed plays for the local community college, leading me to attend a 2-year intensive film and video program offered at seattle central college. summer after graduation i happily fell into the role of wardrobe supervisor on the feature film dear lemon lima, unifying both my love of costumes and filmmaking. since then i have been working in costumes in whatever capacity i can, from assistant to costumer, supervisor and of course, designer.
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