Book Author (2007-present)
Author of more than 100 nonfiction and fiction children’s books for brands including Disney, Sesame Street, Time for Kids, and the Smithsonian, and publishers including Scholastic, Lerner Publishing Group, Lucent Books, Teacher Created Materials, and Capstone Press.
Freelance Writer (2007-present)
Produce content including articles, scripts, and web copy for magazines including National Geographic Kids, Discovery Girls, and Bridal Guide, and organizations including NASA and the Arthritis Foundation.
2018 Locked Up for Freedom (Lerner Publishing Group, 2018)
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
Junior Library Guild Selection
Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College
Best Children's Book of the Year
NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies
Trade Book for Young People
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
Jefferson Cup Award
2014 Freedom Riders: A Primary Source Exploration of the
Struggle for Racial Justice (Capstone Press, 2014)
Eureka! Honor Award
Girls Rebel: Amazing Tales of Women Who Broke the Mold (Capstone Press, 2013)
Kansas NEA Reading Circle
2013 Girls Rebel: Amazing Tales of Women Who Broke the Mold (Capstone Press, 2013)
Eureka! Gold Award
2011 Make Good Choices: Your Guide to Making Healthy
Decisions (Capstone Press, 2012)
Junior Library Guild Selection
Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
2011 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title
Home Made Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY
Adult Acting Intensive with Paul Sigrist
Improv Boston, Boston
Musical Improv Bootcamp with Mike Descoteaux
The Arts Center, Troy, NY
Playwriting course with actress/playwright Jackie Roberts.
The Mop & Bucket Company, Schenectady, NY
Improv classes in scenework, narrative, character, environment, and song.
eba Center for Dance and Fitness, Albany, NY
Dance class: modern.
SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
Dance classes: modern, jazz, ballet.
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As an angry party guest in
Caught in Limbo
As a worried wife for the
Department of Health
Improviser, The Mop & Bucket Company (2018-present)
Member of The Mopco Improv Theatre mainstage company, performing long-form, short-form, musical, and non-musical improv.
Party Guest, Caught in Limbo (2018)
Support character speaking role in TV pilot.
Lead, NYS Department of Health Public Service Announcement (2018)
40ish mom, off-camera speaking role.
Lead, MVP In-House Commercial (2018)
30ish mom, on-camera speaking role.
Improviser, Down the Rabbit Hole, Schenectady, NY (2017-present)
Member of The Mopco Improv Theatre house team. Perform long-form, short-form, musical, and nonmusical improv.
Write and perform for area children and adults, including singalongs and other interactive program features.
School Performer and Workshop Instructor, The Mop & Bucket Company, Schenectady, NY (2016-present)
Demonstrate and teach short-form games and musical improv.
Shows/workshops at Proctors Underground Theatre, Schenectady; Mohonasen High School, Schenectady; Stevens Elementary School, Burnt Hills; Tamarac Middle School, Troy; Brighter Choice Elementary School, Albany.