Born and raised in Antioch, IL. Big Irish family. Loud, loving siblings and parents. Wrote everything I could. Played sports. Did theater. Worked at Dairy Queen. Umpired on the side. Learned from Mr. Gordy and Mrs. Lipski that words matter and stories are all we have. Encouraged by my mom to just keep writing and if I didn't know something to, "Look it up!" Fell in love with the performing arts, writing and Jon.
Studied creative writing and theater at Miami University. BFA. Moved to Chicago. Founded Serendipity Theater Collective in Chicago with Miami friends. Wrote plays produced in LA, New York and Chicago. Second City. Upright Citizens Brigade. Created Stories of Caring at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Professional actress (AFTRA, SAG, AEA) performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Best Actress), Steppenwolf Theater, Goodman Theater and a lot of small black box theaters. Voice over artist. Got engaged, moved out of the city to make babies, see grass, and build on dreams with Jon.
Made Matt and Mae. Started the Acting Conservatory for Teens at the Improv Playhouse. Directed plays for young people. Coached actors. Freelanced as a writer. Worked for SPRI fitness as a copywriter. Tried to find my way feeding my creative soul. Found a creative job in corporate America. Work for an in-house agency as a Creative Director and content strategist (in a basement). Coach. Volunteer. Collaborated with Natalie Sorrentino to create Gnat& Corky. Writing two blogs. Working full-time. Freelancing at times. Writing books. Enjoying the crazy adventure with Matt, Mae and Jon.