I grew up in the entertainment field having a mother in the video production business. I helped her behind the scenes growing up, but did not want to follow in her foot steps.
I wanted to go my own way. I was more interested in saving the environment and education children. So I got a degree in Environmental Science, a Masters in Education and was a fifth grade science teacher for 15 years!
I started getting interested makeup when my husband and I decided to open a commercial theatrical attraction in 2000…then and there I fell in love with special effects makeup and costume design.
I began to study and practice various specialty makeup techniques including those for airbrush application, HD production and character art.
Eventually, my reputation as an accomplished makeup artist pulled me into the world of film and television, and as they say in the business, “I got the bug.”
With a passion for learning, I continued my study of makeup at High Definition Makeup University and Stan Winston School of Character Design.
I have done both makeup and costuming for television shows such as American Titans, Nightmare Next Door, Saved, Farm Story, Time Machine Guitar, Riggo on the Range and Ted Talks and for non-broadcast television such as Wells Fargo Corporation, Lowe’s Home Improvement and National Gypsum.
I have had the pleasure of doing makeup for celebrities such as Chris Cooper, Adrian Pasdar, Ruth Connell, Alice Coulthard, Boris McGiver, Zepher Benson, Alex Wolfe, Stefania Owen, Eric Nelsen, Mark Singer, Art LaFluer, Haley Dumond, Paul McGill, John Riggins, and Ralph Covert.
As an accomplished special effects makeup artist, prosthetic and mask creator, her work has been featured in several horror films such as House Hunting, Josephine, Danger*Zombie*Run, Lullaby, In the Book, and Coming Through the Rye.
I love playing with my family, historical dramas, people, making friends, yoga, meditation, dancing, live music and renovating old houses.