As an Iowa Farm Boy, I was always performing for anyone who would listen, either playing the piano and singing, telling jokes or re-creating characters from TV and film for my family and friends. When I was 9 years-old, I boldly sent a letter to Walt Disney asking him to fly me to Hollywood so I could be in the next Disney film!
Deciding the farm life wasn’t in the cards for me, I received my M.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Iowa and then moved to Minneapolis. There I trained at the Guthrie Theatre and performed at area theaters, including the internationally acclaimed Children's Theatre Company.
Soon tiring of the freezing winters and sweltering summers, I decided to live my dream and move to Los Angeles, where I immediately began working in theatre, commercials and roles on some classic TV shows like "Murder, She Wrote", "Mr. Belvedere" and "Designing Women".
When not performing, you can find me working in the garden, the gym, hiking, attending theatre and cooking. A lover of animals, I am the proud owner of four Dachshunds and three Tabby cats who keep me entertained.
For the last 10 years, I've been honored to co-host The International Press Academy’s Satellite Awards and an active member of Interact Theatre Company and The Actors Group.