I make art, and I make art happen.
I am a creative activist and artist using writing, performance, and photography to foster connection and dialogue across social and cultural lines. In addition to running my own arts company, I operate The Detached Garage artist-in-residency program, which targets and empowers emerging artists and brings art to Denver's Clayton neighborhood. I am also a co-founder of the No One Way Arts Collaborative (N.O.W. Arts). N.O.W. designs and implements 72-hour collaborative retreats for artists in cities across the country, as well as online challenges that serve an international artistic community.
I was born in Colorado, and after living in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, and London, I have returned to my roots in Denver. I am grateful to have the opportunity to live and work in a city that sets such a vigorous pace when it comes to growth in the arts. I have a degree in Theatre Studies from Boston University, and my work in the theatre profoundly influences all my artistic choices. I collaborate frequently and fiercely, and I feel drawn to a larger community of creators.
In addition to my creative pursuits, I am passionate about working with children and young adults from a variety of backgrounds. I am proud to be a co-founder of The Wayfaring Band, an organization that equips people with special needs and community thought leaders with the social tools to impact the global community. I am also forever indebted to Ms. Pat and the incredible students of the Crenshaw Arts / Tech Charter High School (C.A.T.C.H.) in Los Angeles for the countless lessons I continue to absorb there during my annual trip to California. Working as a teacher, mentor, trip leader, and camp counselor has given me countless opportunities to connect with young people both nationally and abroad.
Lastly, I have a passion for travel. I seek out opportunities to visit remote locations in developing countries, and I deeply appreciate communicating and connecting with people across cultural lines. As an artist and as a member of a global community, I want to see more, know more, and understand more. I support the work of UgandaProject (UP), which provides free education, housing, mentoring, and basic needs to students who have been orphaned, mostly due to the AIDS epidemic. I have been fortunate to build many friendships with these students while shooting portraits for UP in Uganda.