There’s something to be said for big life experiences: they certainly change a person. I’ve traveled all my life. I’ve lived in several different states, studied at 10 different schools during my lifetime, and been to several different countries. These facts led to many unique experiences (playing in the sand at the Taos Pueblos, NM; standing at the top of a high cliff in Scotland with no railing and an insane local tour guide), but they have mostly given me the gift of diverse cultural knowledge and a love of language.
I speak French and English, and I can understand Spanish and written German fairly well. Language is one of my passions, along with dark chocolate and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. I sang with Champlain Valley Voices for six semesters, we performed everything from Fauré’s Requiem to Amahl and the Night Visitors. I suppose one could say that music is another language for me.
My job throughout university has been as the Costumer’s Assistant in the Theatre Department at SUNY Plattsburgh. I’ve taken it further and assisted Chazy Music Theatre with two of their productions, The Drowsy Chaperone and Gypsy. My hope is to find a school or community theatre program to assist wherever I end up living.
Having lived in so many places, I’m not sure where I’ll end up. I’m willing to go pretty much anywhere with an open mind and a smile on my face. Wherever I go my students will always be taller than me and I’ll always have much to learn. I look forward to it.