I am an artist, a performer, a tour guide, a banjo player, and an avid reader. By day, I lead bike and walking tours of the city of Chicago. I also run my own artistic business called Portrait Pets, where I illustrate custom portraits of people's pets (you can find the link to Portrait Pets at the top of this site). By night, I can usually be found reading, making puppets, journalling, or listening to podcasts and doodling. 

I recently graduated from Bennington College, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a focus on puppetry and stop-motion animation. I also spent a year studying theatre design at Wimbledon College of Arts, part of the University of Arts London. I have built two of my own original puppet shows so far, and hope to continue exploring new forms of puppetry, animation, and storytelling.