Audio has been my first and only career calling. As soon as I realized this was a field I dropped everything to pursue it whole heartedly. I find it to be the perfect balance of creative exploration and technical skill and I really can't see myself doing anything else.
As of August 2018 decided to take the leap into full-time freelance, since part-time just wasn't allowing me enough time to focus on really creating quality sounds for so many different projects. I'm currently living as a bit of a nomad, generally somewhere between Chicago, IL and Oslo, Norway to gain international experience and broaden my network on a worldwide scale.
I graduated in spring of 2016 from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Audio Design and Production. Right after graduation I jumped into a fantastic full-time sound design position at Jellyvision, where I created sound effects and edited voice-over for interactive conversations seen by thousands of companies and millions of employees. Outside of work I volunteered with Chicago's IGDA chapter starting in June 2016, and served as Secretary on the Executive board from September 2017 to December 2018. During my studies in college I worked at a few recording studios around Chicago, first at Uptown Recording as an intern, and then at Transient Sound as an Assistant Engineer. At these studios I worked on both analog and digital sessions in every genre, from Chicago's old school punks Naked Raygun, to a tribal group from East Africa called The Nile Project.
Talks, Panels, & Workshops
Apr 10 2019 - Nomadic Freelancing (Speaker) - &Action Steinkjer
Mar 29 2019 - Adding Depth to Dialogue: A workshop on V/O recording and directing (Workshop Speaker) - Høyskolen Kristiania
Feb 7 2019 - Girls In Technology (Speaker) - Nord University Steinkjer
Jan 16 2019 - Feeling STUCK & Getting UNSTUCK (Micro-talk Speaker) - About Women
Dec 6 2018 - Freelance, Travel, & Networking (Speaker) - College of DuPage
Nov 1 2018 - Adding Depth to Dialogue: A workshop on V/O recording and directing (Workshop Speaker) - Konsoll Bergen
Feb 22 2018 - GDC Career and Networking Workshop (Organizer and Moderator) - IGDA Chicago
July 27 2017 - Sounds Good: Essentials for Great Audio in Games (Panel Member) - IGDA Chicago