President - Manager & Producer
I grew up in Brooklyn, went to high school in Manhattan where I majored in acting at the High School of Performing Arts and went to college at SUNY Purchase where I majored in classical guitar performance.
As the youngest daughter of immigrants, I learned a lot about The American Dream and watched closely as my entrepreneurial father started businesses. His motto was, “you can do or be anything.” And I believed him.
I came into this business at a very young age, starting as an intern at a boutique agency, working as an assistant at another, and then became the youngest agent in the history of Equity to be sub-franchised as an agent.
I moved from agenting to management because I wanted to have the freedom to produce and have closer relationships with a smaller client list that I could foster and grow.
I started my company, which was originally called, LaSalle Management Group, in 1998. The name Sweet 180 was suggested to me by one of my clients, during a time when I was switching back from having had a partner for a number of years to going back to be a sole owner again. I liked the idea of “doing a 180” and since we are always evolving and growing and changing depending on the needs of our fantastic clients, it seemed really befitting.
I’m a manager and producer. I’ve produced several feature films and have sold television shows. I also produced and directed a powerful documentary that took five years to shoot and two years to edit.
I love this company and I love my career. I have two crazy kids, a Coonhound, wonderful husband, play guitar, banjo and am obsessed with books.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn and Rockland County, NY. I grew up singing Broadway and jazz standards that my father taught me at the piano almost every night. I attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Theatre Camp for four summers where my mother worked as their office manager. I took the bus with my sister to New York City for acting lessons and to see Broadway shows.
I trained at NYU’s MFA Graduate Acting Program where I studied with renowned acting teacher, Ron Van Lieu. It was there I discovered my desire to be an actor’s advocate.
I began my career as an actress and cabaret artist and then got an internship at Bernard Telsey Casting. After a month working there, I was promoted to assistant and flown to Los Angeles to help out at their first RENT open call. Three months later, I became a casting director and during my six years there, I cast over a hundred productions for Broadway, Off-Broadway, film, and television.
I then took a leap of faith and accepted an offer to become an agent. I trained at a Los Angeles talent agency and was hired to open their New York office and build their theatrical division.
After twelve years as their senior agent in New York, I wanted to work more closely with a smaller number of clients that I could develop and guide their careers.
In the fall of 2015, I joined Lillian LaSalle at Sweet 180 as a talent manager.
I am thrilled to work at a company with amazing talent and a shared vision to cultivate and empower true artists.
I love my work, watching TV and film, listening to podcasts, exercising, spending time with family and friends. I am a jazz lover, a piano faker and love to sing and harmonize with my two beautiful boys.
Many people think that my choice to pursue a career in the world of entertainment was because I grew up in Los Angeles.
While it’s true that I didn’t have a choice in my industry immersion, it was actually my father’s insistence on “educating” me on a new movie each week that led to me falling in love with film, TV, and pop culture as a whole. Ever since I first laid my 8 year old eyes on Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain, I knew my calling!
After majoring in film and marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I moved to New York to follow in the footsteps of every 20-something bildungsroman ever made. What can I say- I like to romanticize my life.
I had the good fortune of being taken in by Lillian and Lori, and can’t wait to see what my future at Sweet 180 brings. For now, feel free to call into the office if you want to say hello and hear my voice on the other line!
Originally from San Francisco, I have been fortunate enough to have spent time living in several very different places. Having lived in Massachusetts, London, and South Carolina, I am so excited to finally fulfill my dream to call New York City home. A theater nerd from day one, I spent much of my childhood acting. I began my theater training at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and my time there opened my eyes to the world of theater and entertainment. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Media at Fordham University, and I am so excited to apply what I am learning and venture into the world of talent management. I feel so lucky to still be fully immersed in the world of entertainment and to join the amazing team at Sweet 180!