When I was younger my mother hung a bamboo curtain between two pillars in our basement for my siblings and me to stage tales she told us on a blanket she called the magic carpet. She influenced my career because although I was a dancer I discovered acting and it became a passion. My first roles were in Godspell (John –Michael Tebelak) and then later Boesman and Lena (Athol Fugard). Linda Piper, a University of New Mexico graduate student and instructor, encouraged me to develop my acting skills and pursue this career. I was soon after cast as Antigone in the play Antigone “In South Africa”.
For a few years I hosted the Spoken Word Hour for local NPR affiliate KUNM Radio, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe. There I highlighted community and national storytellers who gave their own spin on love, life and the human condition. I was also the host and curator for the inaugural storytelling event StorySpace at the The Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque NM. I am the founder and director of Catch a Story Productions, organized to facilitate traditional storytelling for stronger families and communications.
I love this work and continue to pursue it creatively, in training, and in my service to help others hone their craft.