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Hi, there! I'm casual mom.

Plucky, trustworthy, lovable, and oh-so-approachable.

If that's what a project needs, that's who I am when I walk on set.

I believe passionately in the power of performance to create connection and empathy with any audience. I began performing at the age of three, in dance recitals and gymnastics competitions, and fell head over heels in love with the stage. I've been at home there ever since. 

I have more than 30 years of performing experience, ranging from dance, theatre, and singing, to on-camera work in both television commercials and independent films. Since relocating to Los Angeles, I have appeared in more than 20 national and regional commercials, and continue to work in television, film, and theatre as well.

Take a look at my latest project! 


One of the most beautiful things to come out of film festivals is new relationships. During a recent screening of String Phone ( a wonderful writer/director and her partner were introduced to my work. A few months later, the director reached out to me and asked if I'd like to read for a role in her next project called Harmony. I read the script, showed up for the reading, and the rest is history! 

If you've followed me at all, you know I love films with a message. Boy, does this one have one! Harmony is a female driven short film about a woman who returns to her home town following a family tragedy and confronts the shameful secret of domestic abuse. The short is a dramatic study of the various responses people have when they learn about a domestic abuse situation - everything from denial to sorrow to shame and love. Directed by Diane Musselman in her directorial debut, and supported by abuse recovery programs like From The Heart Productions and Resolve, we filmed late last month and are now in post-production. And I just can't wait to share it with you!

For more fun behind the scenes pics and more info about our cast and crew, you can find us on FaceBook at @HarmonyFilm or on Instagram at @theHarmonyFilm. Follow us to find out more about our post-production progress and about screenings at film festivals early next year.


String Phone 

When a firefighter is trapped beneath an unstable building collapse, she faces an agonizing choice: if she cannot escape, what vital message can she leave behind for those she loves most?

Now that our stint of film festivals is over, we can release the full length version of this amazing short film. 

Cast: Ray Oddi and Lesley Youngblood (with cameos from the wonderful fellas at Glendale Fire Department.

Writer/Director: Geoffrey Donne

True Self

When mother and son share an unexpected reunion, their personal history, and uncertain futures, cross paths in a powerful moment of mutual discovery and revelation.

A short but sweet snippet that reminds me of This Is Us.

Cast: Timothy Oaks and Lesley Youngblood

Writer/Director: Geoffrey Donne

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