Colorado Christian University
Major: Christian Business Leadership
1990 to 1991
Colorado Christian University
Major: Human Resource Management
Minor: Liberal Arts
1989 to 1991
Tennessee State University
Study: Basic Classes and Computer Programming
University Of Southern CO
Study: Music, Photography, Film-making
Clubs: Choirs, Cheerleader
1982 to 1982
Mesa State College
Grand Junction, CO
Major: Music Theatre
Minor: Fine Art and Photography
Clubs: Summer Theatre, Choirs, Art Galleries, Cheerleader
1981 to 1985
Grand Junction High School
Grand Junction, CO
Degree: High School Diploma
Clubs: Poms, Cheerleader, Choirs
1978 to 1981
Acting and Improvisation Training: William S. Robinson
Acting Workshops from Vivian Brown, Richard Bull and Jim Hardy
Benson Studios: On Camera, Scene Study, Cold Readings, Improvisation and Commercials
Colorado Castings: Auditioning Techniques and Commercials
Casablanca’s Modeling Agency: Print, Ramp, Make-Up and Product Promotions
Custer and Hoose Drama Workshops
Dance Classes: Jazz, Tap, Musicals – From Three to 12 and From 18 – 23
Dance Workshops from Tee Scattorcio, Choreographer NYC Off Broadway
Mesa State Theatre: Singer, Dancer, Actress, Sets, Play-writing, Directing, Make-Up, Costumes
Molly Brown School of Acting: On Camera Commercials and Acting
Private Vocal Training: 10 Years
Surviving Disabling and Life-Threatening Illness: 1991 – Present
Chuck’s Contract Labor Service: Accounts Manager – 1988 – 1991
Comedy Works: 1987 – 1989
Zanies Comedy Club: 1988 – 1989
Concepts Agency and Model Talent Management: Commercials, Ramp and Print – 1987 – 1988
Casablanca’s Modeling Agency: Print, Ramp and Product Promotions – 1986 – 1987
America West Airlines: Ticketing, Ramp, Operations – 1986
Center for the Arts: Actress 1986
Feather Petroleum: Shift Manager – 1985 – 1986 (21 years old)
Pizza Hut: Shift Manager 1982 – 1985 (19 – 21 years old)
Lerner Stores: Shift Manager 1985 – 1986
Walter Walker Theatre: Summer Theatre – Singer, Dancer, Sets 1984 and 1985
Jack and Jill Children’s Specialty Shops: Assistant Manager – 1981 – 1982 (17 years old)
Shoppe You-Nique: Model and Sales Associate 1978 – 1979 (14 years old)
Pet Store: Managed Puppy Section 1977 (13 years old)
Orchard Stables: Managed Care for 9 Horses 1974 – 1976 (10 years old)
This list is not complete. I worked at many other restaurants and stores as well.
FILMS and TELEVISION:
Amazing World of Stuart Hayner Illusionist (Hayner Productions)
Bill Bullock’s Clothing Commercials (KREX TV and KREY TV)
Cable TV Actress and Singer (Mile Hi DCTV)
Cosmetic Surgery Commercials (Network Affiliates)
Gary Dana Chevrolet Commercials (KJCT TV)
KYGO Radio Television Commercials (Network Affiliates)
Lone Wolf Movie (First Films)
Life Insurance Q & A Training Film (Jones Intercable)
MTV Exclusive Interview (MTV)
Parade of Homes Commercials (Channel 7)
Statehouse to Schoolhouse Educational Film (Video Engagements)
Special Guest Vocalist (KWBI TV 41)
CHRONIC ILLNESS INTERVIEWS, SEMINARS and AWARDS:
2013 Invisible Disabilities Association Special Guest Speaker
“A Tick Bite Changed My Life Forever.” HuffPost LIVE by Huffington Post. Video Interview. 2012.
“Not Handicapped Enough.” HuffPost LIVE by Huffington Post Video Interview. 2012.
“My Story.” Women’s Radio Network KRCN AM 1060. Audio. 2012.
“What to Say, What Not to Say and How to Help People Living with Illness and Pain.” National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. 2012.
“Marriage and Chronic Illness.” National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. Audio. 2010 and 2011.
“Reaching Out to Others.” KOA Radio with Bob Beltz and Bo Mitchell. 2010.
“My Story.” National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. 2009.
2008 Invisible Disabilities Association Founder’s Award
“What to say, not to say and how to help.” National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. Online Seminar. 2007.
Hal O’Leary Inspiration Award. Colorado Rockies. Coors Field. Video and LIVE Presentation. 2005.
“How Can I Make People Understand?” National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. Online Seminar. 2003 and 2004.
“But You LOOK Good.” National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. Online Seminar. 2002.
KWBI Radio with Denise Washington-Blomberg. 1996.
Radio Drama Actress: KWBI Radio. 1992.
Baby: Musical – Lead, Lizzie
The Boyfriend: Musical – Lead, Maize
Center for the Arts Theatre: Musicals
The Dining Room: Musical
Destry Rides Again: Musical – Leading Chorus Girl
Mile Hi DCTV Studios: Dramas
Molly Brown School of Acting: Dramas and Commercials
Once Upon a Mattress: Musical – Rowena, Maybelle and The Nightingale
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: Musical – Lead Bride
She Loves Me: Musical
Walter Walker Theatre: Musicals, Plays and Presentations Lead Actress, Soloist and Chorus
Working: Musical – Operator / Soloist
Christian Studios: Backup Vocals
Denver Citywide Christian Singles’ Ensemble
Denver Christian Ministries Convention: Guest Band
Doug Bell Youth Ministries: Band
Old West Recorders: Jingles
Psalms 150: Band
Statewide Nazarene Youth Conference Featured Band
Singer and Speaker – Mountain View Boys Home
Thunder Studios: Jingles
Vertical Flight: Band
Vic Formula: Band
Started singing in choirs in elementary school. Also participated in various ensembles, show, jazz, theatrical and variety vocal groups and choirs, weddings, churches, ministries and outreaches.
Colorado’s Look of the Year Contest: Winner 1987
Denver’s Runway Model of the Year: Semi – Finalist 1987
Miss Colorado Hemisphere Photogenic: Winner 1987
Miss Queen of the Earth Photogenic: Winner 1988
Concepts Agency and Model Talent Management: Commercials, Ramp and Print
Casablanca’s Modeling Agency: Print, Ramp and Product Promotions
Started Modeling at Age 14: Print and Ramp Through High School and From 1986 – 1988
Miss Valentine: Winner of Age Category and Overall Winner (all ages) 1988
Miss Rocky Mountain Spring: Winner 1987 (MTV and Denver Nuggets – Nearly 100 contestants)
Miss Colorado Talent: Winner of Age Category and Overall Winner (all ages) 1987
Miss Colorado: 3rd Runner Up 1987
Miss Merry Christmas: 1st Runner Up 1987
Miss Grand Junction: Winner 1986
Miss Western Colorado: 1st Runner Up 1983
Miss TEEN Colorado: 1st Runner Up 1982
Miss Grand Junction: Finalist 1981