I was born on a volcano in the Pacific Northwest, on April Fool’s Day. I guess that marked me from the get-go as being a little different from everyone else.

I was delighted to finally be able to take a real, actual drama class in high school, but was promptly flunked! Apparently, we disagreed on interpretation. Not to be discouraged, I persevered and managed to earn a B.A. in Theatre.

I continue to take classes whenever I can, as you are never too old to learn new tricks.

My experiences on stage and screen have enabled me to personally work with a number of insects, reptiles, rodents, and animals, from a millipede to an elephant. I recommend a sense of humor and wearing something washable.