Professional Work Experience

Puppetry Design/ Construction

  • Theatre of Western Springs Designer/ Builder Bunnicula Thad Hallstien- TD 2009
  • Emerald City Theatre Co. Designer/ Builder Dr. Dolittle Ernie Nolan-Dir 2009
  • The Joffrey Ballet Builder The Nutcracker Marianne Marks-CSM 2008
    Marriott of Linconshire Designer/ Builder Aladdin Rachel Rockwell-Dir 2008
  • Marriott of Linconshire Builder Seussical Kevin Depinet-Des 2008
    House Theatre Company Designer/ Builder The Nutcracker Tommy Rapley-Dir 2007
  • House Theatre Company Designer/ Builder Dave Davinci Saves the Universe Nathan Allen-Dir 2008
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Assistant Design Willie Wonka Meredith Miller-Des 2008
  • Redmoon Theatre Swan Builder Spectacle Lunatique Andrea Everman-Des 2008
  • Backstage Theatre Company Designer/ Builder The Ruling Class Brandon Bruce-Dir 2007
  • Illinois State University Designer/ Builder Marat/ Sade F. Reed Brown-Dir 2005
  • Illinois State University Designer/ Builder The Bluebird Nicole Deiker-Dir 2006

Puppetry Design/ Construction/ Direction and or Performance

  • Chicago Dramatists Des/Build/Direction 10 Virgins Russ Tutterow-Dir 2008
  • One Flea Circus Des/Build/Dir/Perf As Time Goes By Blake Montgomery-Cord 2008
  • One Flea Circus Co Des/Build/Dir/ Perf Bon Voyage Stephanie Bailey-Co. 2009
  • One Flea Circus Des/Build/Direction Al Kimea Ruth Bistrow-Perf 2009
    My Grandmothers Feet Co Des/Build/Dir/Perf Flying Cloud Dan Kerr Hobart-Co. 2007
  • My Grandmothers Feet Co Des/Build/ Dir/ Perf Shenandoah Dax Tran-Caffee-Co. 2008
  • My Grandmothers Feet Co Des/Build/ Dir/ Perf Journey from Tibet Shu Shubatt-Cord. 2008


  • Blair Thomas and Co. Shaddow Puppeteer The Ox Herder Blair Thomas-Dir 2008
  • Art Institute of Chicago Ensemble Performance Urban Anatomy Stephanie Baily-Dir 2009
  • Joe Mazza The Rag The Hyperbolist Joe Mazza-Dir 2009
    Links Hall Clown Minion Thaw Erika Mott-Dir 2009

Special Recognition

  • Nominated for Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for the Puppet Design of The Nutcracker with the House Theatre Company
  • Nominated for Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Certificate of Merit for the Puppet Design of Marat/ Sade with Illinois State University
  • Puppets featured on the cover of Puppetry International Spring/Summer 2009 40 under 40 issue



  • Illinois State University Bachelors of Theatre Design/Production Graduation Spring of 2007

Additional Training

  • Bread and Puppet Theatre Perform, Work, Learn Summer internship Peter Schumann 2004
  • Czechoslovakian Marionettes Carving wooden Marionettes Summer Intensive Miroslav Treitnar 2006
  • Sandglass Theatre Puppet Manipulation Summer Intensive Eric Bass 2006
    Inside Out Art Studio Leather Mask Construction Workshop Jeff Semerling 2009
  • Plasticene Theatre Non-text based theatre Summer Intensive Sharon Gopfert 2005
  • Illinois State University Alexander/ Body Awareness Movement I Paul Dennhardt 2005


  • costume crafts
  • scenic painting
  • scenic and costume design
  • sculpting, molding and casting
  • stilt walking
  • gymnastics training
  • block printing
  • fabric dying
  • millinery
  • screen printing
  • can fit in 7”X 1’-8” spaces
  • soldering
  • hand drafting

Construction Experience

  • Carpentry: 15 shows for Illinois State University and Illinois Shakespeare Festival 2002-05
  • Sewing: 9 shows for Illinois State University 2005-06