I am thrilled and honored to join LCC as the Theatre Arts Director. I arrived at LCC in the fall of 2015 after years of theatrical study and professional work. I studied acting, writing, and directing at UCLA's Department of Theater, Film, & Television (BA, 2002). For many years afterward, I acted and wrote in Hollywood while supplementing that (daunting and exciting) profession as a babysitter ("manny"), tutor, and production assistant. However, it's in the teaching of theatre where I now find my greatest joy and sense of purpose. My role is to inspire students to believe in themselves and one another, to expand their creativity and love for theatre arts, and help the students to enjoy every moment of their high school experience.