I never believed that a jack of all trades couldn’t become a master of them as well. They just weren’t trying hard enough!
My obsession with acquiring new skills began when I classically trained as a singer, becoming a master of my instrument. But this was only the beginning.
My singing led me to discover the stage, where I fell in love with everything from Rent to The Mousetrap to Shakespeare. Then my life took a minor detour and I joined the Army, serving as a combat photographer with the 101st Airborne Division, and spent a year in Iraq.
But my combat and martial arts training fed back into my acting life once more as I began securing work in the video game industry due to my ability to bring my characters to life both emotionally and physically. And so it became clear that the more skills you have, the more lives you can live.
I’m the kind of woman who can throw a punch, swing a sword, shoot a gun, take a hit, shout and die for hours.
There’s a reason they call me the geeky badass.
A consummate geek, I am one of the hosts of the weekly geek talk show, The Roll Out, as part of ThatHashTagShow on YouTube. I’ve got a passion for all things geeky, so being able to work in animation and performance capture is beyond a wildest dream. From Doctor Who to Horzion Zero Dawn and even my own Dungeons & Dragons inspired creations, if it can be described as even remotely geeky, then I’ve obsessed over it, done a talk show on it, tried to be in it and even got the t-shirt (and some other merch!).
As a queer woman, I’m a huge advocate for expanding diversity and inclusivity within the geek community and entertainment industry, to end the toxic behavior that so many of us are faced with. In the spare moments I get outisde of work, I dedicate to my role on the board of directors for QueerVox, a nonprofit training academy and community for LGBTQIA+ voiceover actors. With roots in the Mediterranian French and Spanish Romani culture and the highlands of Scotland, I am passionate about cultural representation in the entertainment industry.
As the Doctor would say: “Space. For all!”