what makes me...me?
I was born the eldest of two daughters in San Jose, California. With my mother being an elementary school teacher who specialized in Children’s Musical Theater and my father who owned a local advertising agency, it was natural that my interest in media, marketing and the Arts flourished. I started performing at the tender age of 5 and soon found myself falling in love with all forms of performing including choir, musical theater and performance groups. My mother started songwriting during the 80’s and I followed suite with writing poetry, songs and instrumentals as a teenager in High School.
After becoming a wife and mother at age 22, I decided to put my focus on the Performing Arts aside in order to focus on being an administrative professional. All the while still using my passion as a form of expression, reflection and self-therapy during the tough times in my life (they say write what you know right). In November of 2008, as a result of keeping up with my writing, I self-published my first book of poetry “The Genesis Journey – A Creative Collection”.
In 2007, I started “video blogging” on YouTube to capture yet another journey of my life through the Gastric Bypass surgery (original channel taken down). I also started my very first musical podcast called “Sunday Morning Meditations” in order to express my love for beautiful music, positive thoughts, poetry and scripture.
In 2010, I produced two short films, “Are You My Girlfriend” and “Thugs Need Hugs”, with E+ Productions while working as a Direct Care Professional for adults with Developmental Disabilities. I was also Creative Director and Audio Production Teacher for their very first podcast "Voices of ePlus" that was played on KUBU.
From 2010 to 2011, I worked with Live Media Entertainment, a film production company that was once based in Auburn, California where I was an intern Casting Director and Production Coordinator for “Dark Truths” (never released). I also assisted with minor jobs including development of two other films.
After my husband became diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, I came home for a time to care for him before his passing in September 2016. During this time I Wrote/Directed “A Bit of Forever: A Short Film of Hope“ that was an official selection 2013 Life Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. I was Co-Director/Editor of the music video ”Vulnerable“ was an featured in the 2013 Sacramento Film & Music Festival. I am the Writer/Director/Editor for ”#DONE“ an official selection at the 2015 Emerging Filmmakers Showcase in Auburn, CA. My last project was directing "See You When" for the 2017 Place Called Sacramento film festival.
In 2016/2017, I graduated with two AA degrees in Applied Art & Design - Multimedia and Communication Studies - Multimedia/Graphic Design from Sierra College in Rocklin, California. Currently, I am the Instructional Assistant for the Radio, TV & Film Production Department at Cosumnes River College.
My most recently completed project was narrating "The Book of Iudex" by author Tachina Eva that was released on Amazon.com in June of 2018. I am currently working on the graphic animation of my short story The Mighty Oak in hopes to release it on September 22, 2018.