Background & Influences: I started learning improv in Norfolk, NE from actor John Stinson. When I moved to Omaha, I began to learn short form from Derek Kowal (Florentine Players), Monty Eich (The Weisenheimers), and Andrew McGreevy (Skullduggery Theater). I was first taught long form improv by Backline-founder Dylan Rhode and am a graduate of his program. I have absorbed as much knowledge and experience I can from brilliant coaches like Doug Rothgeb, Tim Schoenfeld, and Nick Rowley and the advice and teachings of Amber Ruffin, Justin Franzen, and Rick Andrews. I have performed alongside The Weisenheimers, 88improv, and members of Kansas City’s Babies. My biggest influences in improv have been Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Amy Poehler, and every person I have mentioned in this ridiculous, namedroppy writing.