I thought I was going to be an astronomer. Things changed.

I grew up in a small town outside of Lansing, Michigan called Wacousta. It doesn’t even have a post office, but it was a great place to be a kid! I got a taste for the stage when I played “The First Snowball of the Season” in the 4th grade Christmas play. It was all downhill from there.

I received my BFA in Theater Performance from the University of Michigan. Shortly after graduating, I moved to New York City to begin my acting career. I started at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ and I’ve just finished my 20th season with them. During those years, I’ve also performed at amazing theaters around the country, taught and choreographed stage combat, directed a show, and became professor of “Theater Appreciation” at Rutgers University.

I truly enjoy making people laugh. I love it when I can make someone forget about their troubles for a moment and feel happiness. I’m thrilled to perform in all types of roles, from villains to lovers, but comedy is where my heart is.