It was my mother, who first nurtured my love of acting. Later, it was her who encouraged me to develop skills, driving me to countless lessons, and helping me to find a like-minded community of peers and dedicated thoughtful teachers at Pittsburgh Musical Theater. Our family had grown, and my mother had adopted a host of eager additional young actors to mentor! Then in high school and college, and later, when I was working professionally, through all of my trials and tribulations, she stuck with me, and provided steady unwavering encouragement. During the times I doubted if the field was right for me, and during the times when I knew I could never do anything else, my mom was right there by my side. As I take on this new adventure, teaching acting classes here in Chicago, I know I can do it because if things get hard I will always have my number one fan to lean on. Thanks so much for everything Mom- Happy Mothers Day.