As a costume designer and cosplayer, I am fascinated by how costume communicates character, and I am driven by a whimsical, innovative aesthetic. I believe that the character needs to be strongly expressed, and in the fantasy genre, in which I’ve primarily designed, that anything is possible. I seek to repurpose and recycle clothing items, or even costume with items not typically used as clothing.
Accomplishments: I costumed 23 actors wearing 106 distinct looks for A Christmas Story: The Musical.
I costumed 132 children in the Hippodrome Theatre’s Summer Spectacular for productions of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.
I was Assistant Costume Designer for the southeastern premiere of “The ‘Simpsons’ Play,” Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play. I designed and built Itchy’s and Scratchy’s costumes.
I was Costume Designer for the world premiere of the original play The Peppermint King.
I developed a lot of new talent for Gainesville, including Dr. Sinn\\\\\\\'s Freak Island Musical Sideshow, Breakaway Burlesque, several community theatre contributors, and several young creatives at the Hippodrome Summer Spectacular theatre camp.
I am a prize-winning academic author, and have had my journalistic work published in several outlets.
I have collaborated with and fundraised for dozens of local, regional, and national non-profits.
I singlehandedly audited thousands of pages of content for a college website, to transform into an ADA-compliant masterpiece.
I produced and organized dozens of empowering art shows and theatre productions in Gainesville, Florida.