"I grew up collecting rainwater, now I collect stories."
I grew up collecting rainwater for household use; that experience taught me that water is essential for life and I believe the same is true of stories. That is why I named my company RAINWATER STORYTELLING. Stories nourish human beings, as rainwater nourishes the earth’s plants and animals. I believe that THE POWER OF STORYTELLING IS UNIVERSAL.(R) Stories are carried across the globe, connecting us with one another. They show us that we are alike and how cultures are different and interesting. The similarities and differences act as bridges to bring us together.
I am a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. I was born in New Orleans and grew up in a little town called St. Joe. Surrounded by both sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, I grew up being well looked after. Support from this tight community gave me a good foundation and a determined attitude. While growing up, I got glimpses and fragments of stories about Brer Rabbit. All I remember is that he was smart. I listened as relatives told stories about their experiences at work or encounters in their daily lives. The lessons of life seeped into me and shaped me.
I moved to Seattle, attended high school and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, Seattle.I am also an actress and have performed in several theaters in the Seattle area. My acting skills enhance my storytelling.