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.
I recently 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 split living 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 September 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
UPCOMING Mar 29 2019 - Adding Depth to Dialogue: A workshop on V/O recording and directing (Workshop Speaker) - Fagskolen 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 Chic