Before Nemertes I worked as a professional actor, producer and voiceover artist, based in NYC. Art remains an active focus. Among my favorite projects: appearing in Horton Foote’s A Trip to Bountiful, performed at PS21 in Chatham, NY; developing an original theater piece with The Actor’s Ensemble based on documented near death experiences. My voiceovers can be heard on various Nemertes projects and I’m currently editing Nemertes’ Three Beers IT video series. Since 1999 I’ve created handmade holiday cards. I exercise my creativity in most of my daily activities; it is part of how I live my life and who I am.
My meticulous, organized side likely was instilled during the first seven years of my life, in Germany. While proclaiming to “not love organizing,” I am happiest tidying a room (or an Excel spreadsheet). I also thoroughly enjoy problem solving. As Nemertes COO I design and implement operational processes, overseeing: HR, client relationships and projects, billing, corporate finances, as well as the management of internal projects. Past experiences in this vain include: 5 years as Managing Member of The Private Theatre (writing bylaws, setting up corporate structure, designing its educational wing); 3 years running the client services department of a high-end financial printing firm; managing the office of a SoHo law firm; obtaining nonprofit status for a counter-terrorism think tank.
As Chief Innovation Officer I seek and implement strategies, tools and systems to make our jobs more fruitful and less effortful. I have a knack for seeing the possibility in things – especially the opportunities created by bringing people together. I am also dedicated to the creation of unique content/experiences that entertain, inform and contribute to an environment of growth and exploration. I am most proud of the Santorini Voice Symposium, a conference I created and produced, that brought together an international group of actors, philosophers, and world-renowned voice teacher Kristin Linklater. We spent 12 days together on the Greek island of Santorini exploring theory and practice of the voice. A volume of the academic journal Mosaic was dedicated to the experience and includes two essays I authored.
I have produced plays and films. I have taught workshops (including voice workshops at DePaul University), coordinated many theater classes, and worked with a company teaching movement and physical awareness to physically disabled adult actors. I also founded a children’s theater company and worked with the NYC Department of Education to obtain an official vendor license to allow us to teach in public schools. There is great joy for me in creating experiences, connecting people, and expanding opportunities and friendships.
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL – B.A. in Theatre/Speech; Full Academic scholarship to Northwestern; National Hispanic Scholar; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England – Summer Studio Certificate; Michael Chekhov School, Hudson, NY – Immersion Program. Fluent in Spanish and German, conversational French and Italian. I’m also an expert traveler and my packing skills are next-level!