Lighting Designer and Technician
Born and raised in Memphis, TN, I’ve always had a strong connection to the arts. Thanks to my parents, I developed a balanced creative and analytical spirit during my childhood. Once I started attending school at the University of Tennessee, I found that lighting design and technology was the perfect way for me to use both of those aspects of my personality.
Since starting work as a lighting designer and technician, I have had many opportunities to travel and work with a variety creative teams, teaching me the best ways to collaborate. Currently, my goals are to get as much experience working at a wide range of theatres across the country as I can, in order to have the chance to travel and learn hands-on before I start graduate school. With my design work, I want to try new things and experiment as much as possible.
Once I have my Master’s degree, I’d like to find a more permanent position, that still has some flexibility for freelance jobs and traveling. With a more steady income, I plan to invest in a little yellow house for myself, my partner, and a fluffy cat or two.
Currently, I am working with the Utah Shakespeare Festival for their 2021 season as a lighting technician. Once that contract finishes in October, I’d like to focus a little more on lighting design before I apply to grad school. I’m also working towards opening an Etsy shop this year to sell handmade crocheted, quilted, and embroidered items.