I was born in Portsmouth in 1976, the youngest of four children. From a young age all I wanted to do was create. Whether it was creating characters, stories or drawings, I knew my passion lay in creation, film and theatre.
In 1996, aged almost 20 I moved to London and attended Mountview Theatre School (as it was known then) and 3 years later moved swiftly into the unemployed actor business. I look back on that time with fondness, working the audition circuit whilst earning a living any way an actor could: tour guide of London, wench in the London Dungeon, plus size model for Marks & Spencer and Evans, and anything else I could lay my eager little hands on.
In 2006 I joined the legendary Roundhouse in Camden where I became Venue Manager for 3 years managing gigs for high calibre artists such as George Michael, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Patti Smith, Kaiser Chiefs and Paul McCartney. I also worked with The Royal Shakespeare Company on their celebrated Histories season which remains one of my favourite projects to date.
In 2009 I joined Riverside Studios and also worked as Venue Manager for their sister company Assembly Festival where I was lucky enough to spend my summers in Edinburgh working with a great team as well as artists from all over the world. The year after joining Riverside, I founded the Twin Peaks UK Festival.
Since then life has got very interesting and in the last five years the Twin Peaks UK Festival has gone from strength to strength. In 2015 I was asked by Octopus Books to create a Twin Peaks inspired cookbook. 'Damn Fine Cherry Pie' was published in November 2016 and is now on sale worldwide, with the latest publication being in France. So now with several producing projects under my belt and some very exciting forthcoming projects I felt the time was right to launch my website and my blog. I hope you enjoy it.
FACT: My favourite film is the original Ghostbusters.
FACT: My favourite song is Ventura Highway by America.
FACT: I dabble in SFX Make-Up for Film & TV.
FACT: I'm obsessed by Scooby Doo.
FACT: My favourite smell is the sea.