My Background

As of December 2019, I need more than both hands to count the number of positions that I've filled: production designer, wardrobe supervisor, costume designer, props assistant, art director, PA, craft supervisor, AC, gaffer, sound mixer, boom op, locations assistant and finally, production intern for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas as the oldest of 4 kids. My dad is an engineering professor and my mom studied English and the Italian Renaissance, so there isn't a lot that should have led me to studying film. Alas, one day I learned that I loved watching movies. So much, in fact, that when I finally found out about Comic Con, I knew I had to go. At that point, I had been reading comic books for only a year or two, but I loved the stories and the art and the character design. The whole thing was fascinating to me. So when the chance came to design my first costume for Comic Con, I dove in headfirst. I was a 16 year old nerd that needed an outlet, and it turned out I was pretty good at the costume thing, so I kept doing it.

When my senior year of high school came around and I was searching for a major and for schools to apply for, I thought that costume design wasn't an option. I knew I wanted to go to BYU, but I was intending to apply for the graphic design program. That changed before I even started packing to move out. And it was a good thing, too. As soon as I took Theater 101, I knew that I needed to be designing or I was going to be miserable, and it was the Intro to Film class that launched me into the film department.

I made the transition to designing for film my sophomore year of college. I started as a props assistant because the production designer needed someone to create a doll that was a crucial plot device in the film. I volunteered, and found out that being on set was even better than being on stage. The next semester I jumped when they were looking for a costume designer. Since then, I haven't had to look for jobs; they've been offered to me because I've proven myself to the people I've worked with.

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