Areas of Expertise:

  • Costume design and construction 
  • Costume shop and stock management 
  • Teaches costume technology

Education:

  • M.F.A.,costume design, University of Nebraska, 1987 
  • B.A., theatre, Point Park College, 1983

Partial Listing of Experiences:

A variety of positions from stitcher to shop manager to costume designer at: 

  • Creighton University 
  • The Alley Theatre
  • Cornell University
  • The Hanger Theatre
  • American Players Theatre
  • Cleveland Playhouse
  • Shenandoah Shakespeare Express
  • Harrisonburg Ballet Company
  • Designed costumes for National Geographic educational videos
  • Makeup artist for NOVA special on PBS

Public Service:

  • Docent at The Virginia Quilt Museum 
  • Adult literacy tutor for Skyline Literacy Coalition, received tutor merit award in 1998
  • Board member of Corner Coffeehouse
  • Demonstrates Halloween makeup TV3
  • Lent expertise to local church in Easter Passion presentation

Interests:

  • All sorts of textile-related areas, including weaving and spinning
  • Playing the fiddle for Irish music

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