A native Texan, I grew up in the land of big hair, beauty pageants, firearms and cheerleading. I’ve been a high school teacher, a bank teller, a waitress, a corporate cashier, a store clerk and a temp. I’ve worked in the corporate world ? everything from answering phones to moving money. I’ve been a singer, a comic, an actress, a writer and a dreamer. I run. I write. I sing. I worry. Ironically, moving to NYC from Texas took me off the stage and away from performing... for awhile.
I lived through my own musical-theatre period, detoured through stand up comedy only to end up doing hybrid cabaret. Insane emotional road trips have driven me through numerous fallow periods of no performing... just life. Turns out, those have been my most-fertile times as an artist. I’ve lived through 9/11, blizzards and black-outs. I started distance running when I hit middle age, zealously running toward some things and running away from others. I completed seven of the world’s top-ten marathons (yes, an entire 26.2 miles). Though not particularly fast, I finished strong every time. Ironically, I found no answers... just more questions. Driven, but mostly clueless, about my destination. Many detours and many adventures!
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