I live in beautiful Vancouver, BC, the jewel of the West Coast. I’m a big movie fan with a preference for quirky comedy, older classics, foreign films and yes, the occasional Hollywood blockbuster. (Heavenly Creatures is a particular favourite and I still maintain my website about this amazing film.)
I enjoy creative and visual arts, and am fond of computers, so my line of work as graphic and web designer is a natural choice.
For over 10 years, I released my inner ham by singing in the Broadway Chorus, a community choral group that mounts an annual musical revue in June (as well as a smaller December show). My experience with the Broadway Chorus emboldened me to further explore the world of theatre, which led to my first stage role in 2002 as the comic villain Ebenezer Humbug in a community theatre production entitled “The Plight Before Christmas”. Spring of 2006 found me with an agent for film and TV work, heading out on auditions. And to date, I’ve appeared in several commercials plus an episode of “Untold Stories of the ER”. I hope to continue down this path and see how far I can go!
I can say with confidence that I owe a large portion of whatever success I have achieved in film and TV acting to my time spent in Shea Hampton’s acting class. I truly believe her “acting from source” method, honed over 20 years of acting and teaching, makes her the best acting coach in Vancouver.
I am quite the retrophile, with a high regard for anything from the 50′s and 60′s. I maintain a hefty record collection and especially love the sounds of the jazz crooners I grew up listening to – like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. But I also love pop, new wave and – yes – disco. Thrift and vintage stores are always a good place to find me. And I am not sure if I should be proud or ashamed of this, but I have a working 8-track and sort-of-working Beta VCR. Yes, old formats never die, they just end up at my place!
I can play piano by ear fairly well, and I made some progress on the clarinet, but these days I’m focused on the ukulele, thanks to a neighbour who introduced me to the monthly ukulele night at Our Town Cafe. You can find some videos of my performances there in the Videos section!