Hello and welcome to my new website. I am a young actor who studied Musical Theatre in New York City at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. I am from Carterville, Illinois and have been performing since the age of 10. Feel free to browse the site and contact me if you have any questions or comments. Learn more about me below.
I grew up in a small village in Southern Illinois called Vergennes. Population: 300. I started singing solos when I was four years old during my time at private school. My love for theatre began when I was 10 and saw a production of Cats near my home town. I had never seen anything like it. The craft intrigued me and ignited a flame within me. I knew I had to get up on that stage. My parents saw my interest and decided to move our family to a town with a fine arts program.
I moved to Carterville, Illinois at the beginning of eighth grade. From age 12, I was a part of nearly 40 productions between school, community, college and professional summer stock shows. Some of my favorite roles I have portrayed include the “Cowardly Lion” in The Wizard of Oz, “Shrek” in Shrek: The Musical, “Buck” in Bonnie and Clyde and “Quasimodo” in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
My Mission: Inspire people to find their calling and make a difference with their passion. I will never forget freezing while giving a standing ovation during a Broadway show. I looked out into the audience around me. I saw people cheering, crying and laughing because of the art they had seen. I burst into tears thinking about how people’s lives are changed by this craft. I realized that this is what I’m meant to do and I hope to encourage others to be the truest and happiest version of themselves.