Before Nemertes I worked as a professional actor, producer and voiceover artist in and around NYC. While no longer my main job, art remains an active focus: most recently appearing as Thelma in Horton Foote’s A Trip to Bountiful, performed at PS21 in Chatham, NY; currently working with The Actor’s Ensemble on an original theater piece based on documented near death experiences (NDEs). My voiceovers can be heard on the Nemertes/WSTA co-production of Executive TechTalks, among other projects. I also enjoy working with my hands and have created handmade holiday cards since 1999. 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). As COO I design and implement Nemertes’ operational processes, overseeing: HR, client relationships and projects, billing, corporate finances, as well 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 as well as designing its educational wing); 3 years running the client services department of a high-end financial printing firm; managing the office of a SoHo lawfirm; obtaining nonprofit status for a counter-terrorism think-tank.
As Chief Innovation Officer I seek and implement strategies, tools and systems to make our work more fruitful and less effortful. I have a knack for seeing the possibilities in things – especially 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. 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 worked together on the Greek island of Santorini for 12 days 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. Am currently producing The Fool 42 podcast and Nemertes’ Three Beers IT. 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. I enjoy 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. Currently serving on the board of The Actor’s Ensemble which also oversees The Michael Chekhov School, Hudson, NY.