How long have you been at SMCM?
I have been at SMCM for three and a half years. I started as program assistant at the Center for the Study of Democracy, then event coordinator in the Events Office and now web specialist in Web Services.
What path led you to St. Mary’s?
I have a bit of a unique background. I received a BA in Acting from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London. My final year of drama school, I was teaching first year acting and running college entrance auditions as well as writing and producing short films. After drama school I moved to New York and worked in theatre and film. I then moved to Hawaii and continued to write for film and I had a very tiny part on a TV show. I met my boyfriend whilst in Hawaii. We moved to Philadelphia and I worked as a casting director and acting coach. Then we moved here for my boyfriend’s work.
What do you do by day?
I maintain the College’s website and we have just started the process of redesigning the website.
What do you do with your evenings/weekends?
Hang out with my friends and do some things around the county. I love Oyster Fest. I went to Sotterley’s ghost tours and we eat out a lot. I also like finding crazy things to do. I recently went ghost hunting at Point Lookout and took trapeze lessons in DC. In the summer, I enjoy fishing, crabbing, hiking with the dogs and going out on the boat.
What is your favorite off-campus lunch spot?
If I have the time, Courtney’s.
What would colleagues be surprised to find out about you?
I come from one of the oldest gypsy families in England.
What is the most interesting/surprising job you’ve ever had?
I’ve had a lot of weird ones. I was a street performer in college. I used to do fire poi.