Self made #girlboss. #latina. #creative.
Personal mission statement: to inspire and empower others through business & entertainment.
Entrepreneurship + Entertainment are the two loves of my life, along with my rescue pups (Bettie + Mabel). I am a level 10 dog mom with a chic dog stroller (#levelup) and my girls go everywhere with me.
I love glitter, loud lipstick, and generally being "just...too....much".
As an entrepreneur, creative, talent, and producer - my work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Buzzfeed, NY Magazine, ELLE Magazine, CBS, PBS, NBC, Jezebel, and Timeout including others. In addition, I am regularly invited to be a public speaker and workshop leader at places such as the Yale Women In Leadership Conference, Caterpillar, Accenture, and more.
I am living a life I love surrounded by projects & people I adore.
What can we create together?
Born To Entertain
My tweens to twenties were focused on performing arts and I spent over a decade playing lead roles in professional musical theater/sketch comedy, commercial work/film, writing, directing, and producing. My first paid commercial was at age 12 and my first paid stage show playing 8x a week was at age 16. I was accepted into a performing arts charter high school called Tuacahn where I played lead roles, joined dance company, and became student body president. I loved studying theater and gender in college at the University of Utah while exploring the use of activism and art to drive cultural change. I volunteered and worked my way up with the Utah Pride Festival to become an entertainment director - booking acts for multiple stages and running talent logistics for their festival with 30,000+ attendees. I interned with Sundance Theater Lab as a stage manager alongside celebrity talent, and donated time as Special Events Chair at my university where I directed an $80k budget for student entertainment and events. During University I was performing as an Actor's Equity Union member and cast in shows including Salt Lake Acting Company's annual political parody show "Saturday's Voyeur" where I starred as Sarah Palin.
In addition to my BFA, I studied at AMDA and The Second City comedy school with a focus in improv, sketch, & musical comedy. (Second City is the training ground for SNL's Tina Fey, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Steven Colbert and more). Additionally I wrote, produced, directed and starred in a weekly one woman show about Patsy Cline when I was 20, started my own burlesque troupe at 23, and at 24 raised $10k for planned parenthood directing/producing/performing in "The Vagina Monologues". To this day I enjoy singing, tap dancing, writing/performing, making people laugh, hosting, and performing on stage/camera.
Checkout this Chicago Tribune article on my one woman show
Mid twenties I discovered my passion for business. In 2012 I founded Sit Social with $1,000 and some postcards while sleeping on friend's couches. Pet care supported my comedy habit and paid my bills. What I started with no experience, no network, and very little money expanded into a thriving company with a brick and mortar location in Chicago now with 14 employees, a 5 star brand, and 10+ years in business. @sitsocial
I founded Women In Comedy after experiencing a lack of safe spaces for women in the comedy scene. I created & produced events for thousands of women across the US in DC, NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and more. I proudly developed and implemented a script to screen program called WiCo in partnership with 2112 for female comedic talent.
In 2017 I was accepted to a Latinx incubator program where I designed and built Satira Tech - a one on one coaching platform to disrupt arts education. It was piloted with the #1 comedy school - you guessed it - Second City. It was a great learning experience and prototype.
Thirties and beyond I am embarking into the world of content creation (healing and humor) & pitching scripted and unscripted television concepts. I am especially drawn to unscripted concepts of the shero's journey, narratives about women's empowerment, exposés on inequity, and true stories about love's intense way of driving humanity for better or worse.