My dad bought me a little film camera for my 15th birthday, and my mom insisted I attend a performing arts elementary/high school in Ohio. I majored in music and acting, which later landed me in Manhattan for college.
Those two creative passions, photography and performance, coexisted independently until a few close and persistent friends asked for headshots and dance shots. People liked the work, and the experience, and suddenly my schedule filled up with shoots. Yay!
Random other facts: I live and work next to Central Park and couldn't survive the city without it, I spent six years working at a bi-coastal talent agency (BRS-Gage), was a volunteer computer science teacher for high school students, and I have a rescue dog named Astro.