Doctor of Philosophy, Critical Studies in Improvisation (Research Topic: Improvisation, Arts-Based Community Gatherings and Health/Wellbeing)

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Expected August 2024

Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Musical Arts with a Digital Arts Minor

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, May 2018

Work Experience

Performer-Composer Residency’s Co-Facilitator and Program Developer

Westben Centre for Connection and Creativity through Music, Campbellford, ON, June 2022

  • Drawing from past participant feedback, supported program and schedule development of Westben’s 2022 Digital Performer-Composer Residency
  • Hosted seven virtual gatherings for participants to connect through workshops, conversations and creative exchanges
  • Facilitated two small ensembles over the course of their creation processes, supporting scheduling, note-taking, and technical needs

Creative Collective Community Arts Project Developer / Facilitator

Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, Guelph, ON, Feb 2022–Present

  • Co-establish ethical guiding posts and discuss values with other program developers to work within a shared language prior to developing programs
  • Plan and design arts-based community workshops with program developers living in different neighbourhood groups based on our strengths and capacities
  • Train with local media centre EdVideo in digital storytelling to create projects with folks in the community 

Improvisation Project Coordinator

Musagetes Foundation and the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, Guelph, ON, Sep 2021–April 2022

  • In collaboration with the Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group, coordinated, developed, co-facilitated, and co-produced a 7-week arts-based community workshop series called Community Visioning and Instrument Building Workshops
  • Co-created with community participants a public musical instrument, installed at Guelph’s Huron Community Garden for public access
  • Co-produced a culminating public event at the Garden to showcase the instrument, share reflections with participants, and celebrate the workshop series’ success 
  • Wrote reflections and co-created videos for social media and web to share and document the work
  • Closely followed shifting public health guidelines, staying in communication with participants throughout the 7-week series 

Director of Communications (Remote)

Willowcrest School for Neurodivergent Children, North Hollywood, CA, June 2021–Present

  • Write and edit communications to share programming, news and updates with prospective and attending families across social media, newsletter, and web platforms
  • Advertise with Google and Yelp Ads, supporting the school’s growth of number of attending students from zero to eight plus a waitlist, over the course of one year
  • Strategize, co-develop and manage the communications schedule for the year
  • Assist in administrative tasks including budget development, digital organization, website updates, yearbook design, schedule coordination and program development

Graduate Research Assistant

International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI), Guelph, ON, Jan 2021–April 2021

  • Continued priorly conducted research to support planning of an inter-university program
  • Performed virtual outreach to IICSI partner institutions, meeting with three affiliated faculty to learn about their vision in the implementation of an inter-university plan
  • Developed a plan document outlining potential next steps for an inter-university program taking the research and conversation highlights into account

Workshop Designer and Facilitator

Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, CA, Jan 2020–March 2020

  • Developed, designed, and delivered over 25 wellness workshops including Experimental Voice Playground, Voice and Body Explorations, and Sonic Meditations to a total of approximately 125 participants 

Project Associate

Arts for LA, Los Angeles, CA, July 2018–Aug 2019

  • Promoted from Administrative Assistant in September 2018 
  • Led the Spring 2019 membership campaign research, development and design to launch 
  • Managed over 250 memberships and oversaw the collection of donations
  • Assisted the production of five programs and events throughout the year under the guidance of the Programs Manager, supporting venue and catering coordination and event setup
  • Liaised communications between twelve Board of Directors and six staff members, scheduled and coordinated board and committee meetings, and maintained board website 
  • Updated budgetary and financial spreadsheets under the guidance of the Deputy Director
  • Assisted in the development of future programming and supported strategic visioning
  • Developed and designed digital and printed marketing materials
  • Managed social media accounts with over 25K followers
  • Developed monthly newsletter reaching over 1000 members 
  • Maintained website and monitored the public job board


Walt Disney Imagineering CalArts Educational Initiative, Glendale, CA, March 2018–April 2018

  • Selected to participate in a multimedia collaboration including mentored research and development of a pitch deck over six weeks involving research and development, graphic design, sound design, small model design and scripting, culminating in a presentation to over 20 Walt Disney Imagineering Executives