Raised in a Candy Store...yep, but my life hardly reflected that of Willy Wonka. Although there were many moments of absurdity, over consumption and temptation. I have a bit of a different twist on the kid in the candy store. My mom owned the town candy shop and from the day I was born I was surrounded by sweets and decadence. Even after my mom sold her shop, I briefly carried on the legacy by taking a job at a new ice cream/candy shop, working my way up to Candy Manager by the age of 14.
Alas, I retired from the candy business at the age shortly after turning 16--remarkably enough, remaining cavity free. As sweet as those moments in shop were, I decided to focus on my artist and creative urges in a less perishable medium.
My passion shifted to Arts, whether performance or visual. Candy may be sweet but hardly as filling as my love for Theatre Arts.
Currently Living in New York. Raised in Southern California. Attended College at the University of San Diego, with a degree in Psychology and Poltical Science. Throughout that time, taught acting and movement at the Claremont School of Theatre Arts Summer Children's program (ages 9-14).
In the mix, spent 5 months the second half of 2012, living in Ghana working with the National Drama Troupe, as well as photography and art with various organizations and groups.
Founder/Executive Director of Artcentricity Inc. in 2012. A 501c3 non-profit project based Arts Organization, geared towards child development
"Art – cen – tric - i- ty"
a. Referring to a state of art, creativity, imagination and
individuality applied to all facets of behavior and life.
b. The freedom of creative exploration that promotes and encourages
belief in oneself at their core.
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