I am a social worker by education and profession.  I’ve worked in mental health for over 15 years before deciding to pursue acting as a career in 2017.  I immediately started taking classes so I could learn as much as possible about acting.  I learned a lot of helpful tools that led to a number of bookings fairly quickly.  Understanding the importance of consistent training, I took classes at a number of different acting studios.  While I learned a lot about the craft, I never really felt connected to any of the studios.  I was missing a real sense of community.  I wanted to belong to a studio that I felt took special interest in me; a place that offered belongingness.  I also wanted to be part of a community that was invested in me as a whole person, not just an actor. 

In 2021, I decided to create what I thought the acting community needed most.  The Actors Playground is a person-center acting studio that is not only committed to developing crafts, but also focuses on individual wellness and belongingness. The pursuit of creative dreams can be very lonely and emotionally taxing.

I believe that being a part of a community that shares your vision, helps to affirm the existence of your dreams.  We do not succeed alone, we succeed in community.  It is my hopes that everyone who joins this community finds a home to nurture their dreams and nourish their souls!