Remembering Walski

Remembering Walski

I first met John Walski at Act One Studios, a small actor training studio in Chicago. John had just moved from Milwaukee. The studio gave their students ample opportunities to perform and I was ready to start putting my practice into purpose. The play was Robert...

2018 in Review | Theme: Ownership

In late 2017, I was in AdlerImprov Acting Studio's Pilot Season Prep Class when the very talented actor and studio friend Leonard Roberts said to a fellow classmate, "I loved how you took ownership of the room. " The word, "ownership" struck me like a lightning bolt...

How Cross Country Changed My Life

How Cross Country Changed My Life

I played football my first year of high school. I was 5'8", 125 pounds. I had one catch for seven yards, an interception, and a permanent pit of fear in my stomach I'd receive the kick off and get bent into a pretzel during the return. The daily bullying during...

2017: Year in Review

2017: Year in Review

2017 was a bumpy year personally and professionally, but I learned a ton and I'm excited to use my skills to climb another rung on the professional acting ladder in 2018. Here's a recap: LEESA After three months of waking up completely drained, I decided to buy a new...

RompHim Parody – HipDot

RompHim Parody – HipDot

My friend, Ashley, works for HipDot, which promotes shopping on its site through facebook live broadcasts. If you've been on facebook recently, you saw the kickstarter video for RompHim, a romper for men. Ashley suggested a parody to her bosses. They green lighted it....

Breaking the Seed

Breaking the Seed

Remember, seeds need to break and grow and push through a bunch of dirt before they can reach the sun and fully bloom. -Amie Farrell 2017 has been a particularly testy year. Let me give you some backstory. My side hustle is doing publicity for small and mid-size tech...

The Ecstasy of Gold

The Ecstasy of Gold

Sometimes LA can feel like this: [pexyoutube pex_attr_src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubVc2MQwMkg"][/pexyoutube] There's gold (an acting career). It's buried. You have a vague idea of where it is. And a vague idea of how to get there. But you have to run around a...

Three Years in LA

Three Years in LA

October 20th marks three years in LA. Here's where I am and what I've learned: It's a process "It's a process" is my go to phrase when people ask how it's going in LA. Process is product. Focus on the process and the results will take care of themselves. Play the long...