A midwest gal returns home...
I was born and raised in mid-Michigan, and attended Western Michigan University for undergrad, and loved every minute of it! The summer after my Sophomore year I started my summer stock career at Texas Shakespeare Festival. Again, I loved every minute and spent five summers in Kilgore, TX. After graduating from WMU I attended Florida State University where I received my MFA in Costume Design. In the summer of 2011 I started working at the Berkshire Theatre Group in western Massachusetts. After graduating from FSU and working at BTG I, like so many others, did not secure a full time gig for the coming fall. In the end, I landed on my feet at George Street Playhouse in New Jersey, and started working at The Glimmerglass Festival in New York. In total I spent a decade working in the northeast which included seven years as the Assistant Costume Shop Manager at Princeton University. The opportunity to return to Western Michigan was a no brainer for me and I am happy to call my alma mater home again!