M.F.A. in Writing for Television and Film, University of Southern California
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Florida State University
B.A. in Theatre and Drama, Indiana University
Art: Charles Darwin University, Australia
Spanish Language: UCLA Extension, Instituto IDEAL, Cuernavaca, Mexico and Forrester Institute, San Jose, Costa Rica
WRITING PUBLICATIONS / AWARDS
“To Fairer Weather,” Devilfish Review, Fall 2014
“Sunday Afternoon with Buddha and Spider,” The Drum, Winter 2013
“Luck, Statistics, Magic,” Colorado Review, Fall/Winter 2010
“Superman Falling,” Colorado Review, Fall/Winter 2008
“My Panda,” Sycamore Review, Winter 2007
Paul Eats: Perth, the Diner’s Best Friend in Perth, Woodslane Books, 2005
“Drawing from Life” Bushmag Journal of the Outback, 2002
“One More Reason to Stop Drinking Sodas,” Moxie, 2002
2016 Fellowship to the 2016 DreamAgo “Pen&Pellicule” screenwriting workshop: Lovers In Their Right Mind.
2015 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Second Round: Lovers In Their Right Mind, My Zombie Parents and “My Panda.”
2014 Sundance Screenwriting Labs Second Round Lovers In Their Right Mind
2013 MPW Writing For Stage and Screen Festival Runner Up “Redda”
2011 Amazon Studios Best Script Award, Children of Others
2011 L.A. Women’s International Film Festival Script Finalist: Children of Others
2010 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Second Round: Ribbit!
2009 Center For Education Exchange with Viet-Nam Selected Script, “Lost Things”
2009 Runner Up CAPE Digital Short Script, “My Panda”
Ann Durham Award for Best Thesis 2008 for Inventions in the Key of C
Scholarship, Key West Writing Seminar, 2008
Nominee, Excellence in Teaching First Year Writing Award, 2007
Honorable Mention, Best New Artist, Central Australian Art Society 2002
“Fear and Loath…,” JATH Benefit for Downtown Women’s Shelter, Los Angeles 2010
“One More Reason to Stop Drinking Sodas,” WFSU Radio Station, Tallahassee FL 2008
“Fear and Loathing in the Sacred Circle,” Warehouse Series, Tallahassee FL 2008
Featured Reader, Central Australia Writers Event, Alice Springs, AUSTRALIA, 2005
WRITING RELATED EXPERIENCE
Producer/Editor, Paul Eats Perth (2005) Oversaw all aspects from conception to
publication and distribution of a 200-page restaurant guide.
Web Content Provider (2006-2008) Wrote news items, alumni profiles and public
interest pieces for the Florida State University English Department website.
Assistant Editor (2007) Reviewed and edited test administration manuals, letters,
memos and reports for the Florida Department of Education.
Intern, Eureka! (Summer 2010) Took notes in the writers room, covered assistant and receptionist duties. Ran errands, distributed scripts, for this Sy-Fy television series.
Intern, Participant Media (Fall 2008) Various duties included covering assistants’ desks, receptionist duties, script reading and coverage, research, data entry and writing assignments for company blog.
Production /Administrative Assistant, Red Dust Theatre (2002-2004) Assisted with theatre business and production needs. (Alice Springs, Australia).
Freelance Event/Video Producer and Coordinator, Los Angeles (1999-2001) Produced and/or coordinated video presentations and events. Project list available.
Production Coordinator, Mattel, INC Liased between marketers, creative and production personnel to produce both in-house and public events including annual New York Toy Fairs.
Stage Manager, Universal Studios Hollywood Managed a live show featuring musical numbers, mechanical lifts and pyrotechnics.
Freelance Film Production, Los Angeles Served in a variety of production capacities for films, commercials, interactive games and music videos.
Freelance Media Production, Chicago Worked for commercials, industrials and short films. Roles included: Production Coordinator, Grip, Production Assistant, Stylist’s Assistant, Office Assistant, Props Assistant. Selected project list available.
COMMUNITY / ARTS / VOLUNTEER WORK
Reader, Reading to Kids (2010-present) Read books to Los Angeles school children in underserved areas.
Co-Host, Visiting Writers Reading Series (2007) Coordinated with venue, AV technician and readers for weekly live readings and pod-cast recordings. Served as M.C.
Director, Red Dust Theatre (2005) Directed three short plays staged at the 2005 Alice Springs Festival, one of which continued to the Fringe Festival in Darwin in 2006.
Dance Instructor, Mapping New Territory (2003) Taught weekly creative dance
classes for students of mixed abilities for a disability/arts initiative in Alice Springs, AU.
Documentary Filmmaker, Red Shoes Theatre (2002) Coordinated multi-camera shoot of the outdoor theatre performance and edited sequences which were successfully used for grant funding.
Member / Director, Subterranean Theatre Company Founding member of this Los Angeles based theatre company. Directed two short plays for premier showcase.