To passionately promote creativity and strengthen the value our society places on education, equity, cultural awareness, and artistic expression.
I’ve been a storyteller all my life. As a student I filled my extracurricular time with practical experience in the arts, learning to tell stories on stage, in writing, through dance and music. I was fortunate to attend Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, studied theatre for two years at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, and obtained my BA in Theatre at UCLA. My educational and artistic background paved the way for a variety of opportunities including assisting in an agency that represented film and television directors of photography, a nine-year stint coordinating cast and crew at a Los Angeles-based commercial production company, and as co-founder of the critically-acclaimed children’s entertainment company imagination station, writing and producing six seasons of original theatre for family audiences.
I moved back to Texas in 2000 to be closer to family and started the original Austin Children’s Theatre, restaging and touring two original productions to more than sixty schools and museums in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. With such a strong arts background, the obvious next move? Serving as Executive Director of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME), encouraging K-12 students to prepare for and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
After nearly ten years sharing the compelling story about America’s need for greater emphasis on STEM education and domestic scientific innovation, I decided to find other creative ways to combine my artistic interests with my business acumen. In 2010 I began freelancing, taking on a variety of creative projects and assignments. My experience and broad skill set allows me to excel as an operational and administrative consultant, content creator, project/program manager, digital marketer, teacher, and facilitator. I also launched Creativity HQ so I could work with kids on an individual or small group basis (mostly upper elementary students) cultivating creativity and fostering an appreciation for arts and self-expression.
When I’m not consulting, writing, or teaching, you’ll find me playing the piano, volunteering for one of our great local arts and culture organizations, petting every animal I meet, and working on art projects in my craft room while singing along to a Broadway show cast recording.