I was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and received my bachelors at AIP for Special FX makeup. While I was attending school I began to broaden my craft by working for some of the largest makeup companies in the industry, attending as many training courses, trade shows, and events as I possibly could to keep up on industry trends and innovative techniques. I have now been working as a professional makeup artist for over 10 years and can honestly say that I love what I do.
The most rewarding and amazing part of what I do is the way that makeup can transform the way someone feels. Whether it's a character or fantasy makeup, you can become a different person for a short period of time or with beauty makeup, simply just making them feel beautiful. I love to see the look on their face when they see themselves for the first time.
It's a great venue for amazing artists, from so many diverse areas of design and creativity, to share with others what they love to do.
Music and Dancing have always been very important to me. The dance floor is my place where I can be myself and completely free. Where I can unwind and let go of all my stress. It's a feeling that is very hard to explain, but an amazing feeling. It connects me to my artistic self and acts as an escape from my daily life. Dancing for me is the window to my soul.