I am thrilled to be a part of TK! I'm a West Michigan native, raised in Hudsonville. I'm a 2015 graduate of Hope College where I studied Vocal Music Education. I taught middle school music and choir in Hudsonville, then spent a year as a Special Education Paraprofessional while studying at Grand Valley State University to add a General Elementary Endorsement.
I love musical theater, and was able to perform in many different shows - I even performed with the Grand Rapids Opera Company in college! While I loved performing, my real passion lies in directing musical theater where I get to see students be brave, work hard, and thrive.
My husband and I live in Hudsonville with our very cute dog, Ollivander (goes by Ollie, but yes - he is named after a Harry Potter character). I love all things food - cooking it, eating it, buying it, trying new food! I also love reading (Harry Potter is my favorite - I own it in Spanish even!), spending time outdoors, and traveling.