I grew up in the beautiful state of Kentucky. Practically born on stage, I started performing when I was only 18 months old and have been involved in performance and theater ever since. I was first exposed to American Sign Language through interactions with students from the Kentucky School for the Deaf. After graduating from Asbury University with a degree in Media Communications Production and Performance, I entered and graduated from the Interpreter Training Program at Eastern Kentucky University. I received my National Certification and I've been interpreting full time for over 15 years. I'm currently pursuing a Master's of Arts in Disability Studies from the City University of New York, School of Professional Studies.
I knew I wanted to become a Sign Language Interpreter since I was 16 when I took my first ASL class at Lakota West High School. During my junior year I participated in the school's Annual ASL Concert and quickly realized my love for sign language and performing could be combined. I went on to attend Eastern Kentucky University as a student in the Interpreter Training Program where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. In 2010 I passed my National Interpreter Certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. I have had the privilege to me involved with some truly amazing productions including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Grease and Hamilton. After years of planning with my theater partner Keara, we brought our passion project to life and founded GhostLight.
Ghostlight: The light left burning granting access to an otherwise completely dark stage.
Whether you're on-stage, working backstage, or sitting in the audience, there is nothing like experiencing a live performance. The crowd. The energy. The stage. The lights. The art. As lifelong performers, we at GhostLight know first hand the pure magic of live theater and performance. Collectively we bring over 25 years of interpreting experience as well as our individual backgrounds in acting, dance and performance to the services we provide. By incorporating specific interpreting techniques, through the beauty of American Sign Language, a language taught and entrusted to us by the Deaf Community in which we serve, we seek to create inclusive audition, rehearsal and performance spaces for all actors, performers, crew and audience members.