I was raised by a Doctor, an Artist, and a retired member of a Top-Secret Special Forces team.

Growing up in Missouri, I rode horses, went to the library, built and destroyed countless inventions in the name of fun, fished the James river, and shot skeet in the backwoods (but I was never much of a hunter).

I enrolled in college at the age of thirteen, applied for a position as Robert Ballard’s research assistant at fourteen (he wrote a lovely note as a response), and found a love for performing somewhere around the same time.

My father always asked when I was going to quit all that “play-acting”… and I suppose I never did.