I am a multi-passionate
creator, educator, and advocate
for creative sustainability.
I'm a personal finance enthusiast and a leader at the Hoopis Performance Network, the premier global learning & development company in the financial services industry. I have trained more than 50,000 financial agents, advisors, and sales managers to improve their communication skills and sales effectiveness by using HPN's state-of-the-art digital training resources. I love to flex my creative muscles in crafting the learner's journey, facilitating virtual meetings, digital course design, and driving learner engagement. Prior to this role, I learned the financial ropes as an Executive Assistant for world-class financial advisors and brokers in the Chicago area. Explore my leadership journey here.
Simultaneously, I am a professional independent Film and Theatre Producer and Director. As the Founding Artistic Director of Focal Point Theatre Company, I produced and directed the critically-acclaimed Midwest premiere of Patrick Marber's play After Miss Julie. As Literary Manager and Resident Director for 20% Theatre Company, I collaborated across multiple seasons, which included producing my world-premiere adaptation of Electra & Orestes in 2011. One of my greatest passions is Theatre in Education, and I regularly visit local schools and universities as a guest artist, lecturer, and director. Early in my career, I was honored with the Curator's Choice Award for directing Prometheus Bound at the Around the Coyote Festival. Most recently, I released my first feature film, Falling For You. Check out my creative portfolio here.
I am a proud graduate of the University of Essex (UK) with an MFA in Theatre Directing and a BA in Theatre from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
I am a Certified Professional Life Coach.