I’m a Costume Designer with more than 25 years of experience.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Boston University with a BFA in Costume Design, I was awarded a Costume Design Fellowship at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. with Paul Tazewell (known for Hamilton) serving as the Resident Costume Designer. I was the Head Dyer/Painter at the Santa Fe Opera and I worked as an Assistant Costume Designer in New York and throughout the country on various productions directed by Michael Grief, James Lapine, and Moisés Kaufman (known for Rent, Into the Woods, and The Laramie Project) to name a few.
I went on to design the costumes for 50 regional productions in theatre, opera, and dance and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Grant as well as earning an LA Ovation Award Nomination for Best Costume Design for The House of Bernarda Alba at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles starring Chita Rivera and Sandra Oh.
In 2007, I transitioned into Film/TV. Two years later, I was honored with a Daytime Emmy Award and four consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design on The Fresh Beat Band — a show about which the New York Times wrote, “you would never have heard of unless you had kids, but has 17 million fans.”
I have worked on over 30 Film/TV projects and have designed the costumes for hundreds of episodes, including numerous pilots, many of which required custom creations.
I believe details do matter.
I love research, collaborating with others and exploring different worlds through Costume Design.
I love helping bring characters to life.
I reside in Los Angeles with my husband Christopher Harwood, who is a Set Dec Lead Man on The Big Bang Theory, and I am the very lucky mother of awesome Boy/Girl twins.