I began my acting career when I was child in Vacaville, California. That's right...Vacaville which literally means "Cow Town" in Spanish. Growing up in Cow Town Cali, there wasn’t a whole lot to do. And being one of three children to parents just starting out in America, funds were a little bit tight. With lots of love and a whole lot of imagination, my parents made it feel like we always had more than we could ever wish for. We built new worlds with blankets and pillows. Turned an old rocking chair in to a race car. Made just about anything out of paper, marker and a cardboard box. What ever we wanted to be, we created our own stage in our home.
In March of 2020, I was in the 30th Anniversary Tour of Miss Saigon. I was living my high school dreams. Then the world came to a screeching halt. I lost my sense of purpose in an instant. I turned to sewing, an art form I hadn't practiced since I was a child. I began making cotton masks for communities across the county. This lead to opening my Etsy shop specializing in Cotton Face Masks with Filter Pockets that help keep you safe while bringing a little love and joy during this crazy time. I have all kinds of prints from simple and classic to fun and quirky. Just like me.
Book and lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Based on: Anna and the King by Margaret Landon
Original Choreography by: Jerome Robbins
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I is a tale of the human experience as British tutor Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam struggle with cultural differences after Anna arrives at the royal palace in Bangkok. Featuring beloved songs like “Shall We Dance?” and “Getting to Know You,” this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic won 13 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical.