The first American born in her small but close-knit family, I was famous in elementary school for my non-traditional brown bag lunches—never a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but smoked cod? Although I did drive a limo for a time, I have worked in non-commercial independent film, public and cable television, marketing and new media and am passionate about uncommon voices, independent thinking and challenging the status quo. I love film, art, nature, good books, good eats and a good laugh. I love to travel and my thirst for adventure is only dampened by a fear of large bugs. Known to break out with a tap routine when the spirit moves me, I live and work the Bay Area and call Oakland my home.