I have been designing costumes pretty much my whole life! It started by playing dress up out of my mother’s closet when I was just a little girl. I loved figuring out how to put together different outfits and come up with the character that wore them!
Fast forward just a “few” years, and I’ve been lucky enough to do what I love for more than 25 years; designing costumes for musicals and plays.
Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, I received my BFA in Costume Design from the University of Regina. During the summers while I was in college, I worked at Maine State Music Theatre. I worked first as a wardrobe intern, then a wardrobe supervisor, and finally a costume designer. My time at Maine State would introduce me to people that would change the course of my life. It was the people I worked with at Maine State that would introduce me to the Artistic Director of the Walnut Street Theatre. Who knew then that those introductions would turn into a 19 year tenure as the costume shop manager and resident designer. I am truly grateful for the years I spent there.
When my father-in-law became ill a few years ago, my husband and I decided it was time to move closer to his hometown of Amarillo, Texas. So now we live in Houston, which is still 10 hours from Amarillo but still much closer than Philadelphia! We, along with all our “fur kids” (Tater, Tot, Maddie, Gracie and Sneakers) love Houston and have made it our home. I am also grateful to have made Theatre Under the Stars my new artistic home. I hope you enjoy browsing my portfolio! I look forward to new artistic adventures both near and far!