I am a storyteller, writer, educator, and performer and a native of Chicago. I studied improvisation at iO (then Improv Olympic) with the legendary Del Close. In 2014, I left my career in academia, relocated to Hong Kong, and established a small company, Lamb Ink, and since then I have performed, presented, and conducted workshops and training in the US, Europe, and Asia. My workshops have been described as “amazing,” “powerful,” and “great fun.”
A common thread connecting all my work has been the desire to connect people to things that they care about and give them the tools that they need to take meaningful action and inspire change. I am a board member of the Applied Improvisation Network, a founding member of Improv for Humanity and Instigator-in-Chief of The Quest: Improv for Transformation.
My creative work has been featured in the Hong Kong’s Top Notch Storytelling Festival, Liars’ League Hong Kong, Literary Death Match, the Art’s House World Voices Presents, and Mamagushi Shanghai. I also perform as part of Hong Kong’s People’s Liberation Improv.
I hold B.S. in Anthropology from Loyola University of Chicago and an M.S. in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute.
Here is my full curriculum-vitae.