I created The New Way with the simple goal of helping my students become the best writers they can be.

 

After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in the Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University,

I moved to Chicago to pursue acting. Five years in, I decided that the winters had gotten the better of me,

so I moved on to a warmer climate, sunny Los Angeles. 

 

It was there that I discovered my love of writing. 

 

Soon, I was lucky enough to begin my career as an assistant on Everybody Loves Raymond.

 

During this time, I was fortunate to be a Disney Fellowship Finalist.

 

After ELR, I wrote for the award winning Nickelodeon family series, The Brothers Garcia.

 

Other network writing jobs followed and soon I was was developing and pitching my own series to major studios. 

 

I also continued to write and develop features for studios and independent producers: Aqua Entertainment, Gunn Films,

Maya Entertainment, Avalanche Entertainment, Underground Films as well as Disney Studios. 

I'm currently developing a television series with Killer Films (Academy Award Nominated Producers of Still Alice, Carol).

 

 

Teaching came into the fold when a writer friend needed a fresh pair of eyes for a script she was working on. 

Breaking down her script came very natural to me and I realized how much I enjoyed it.

I was coming at it from a personal perspective because, being a writer, I could fully grasp what plagues other writers. 

 

Before I knew it, I was breaking down scripts and helping others develop their stories.

 

I've been an artist in residence at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, IFP in Minneapolis,

The Westport Writer's Workshop in Connecticut, as well as a teacher at Shelter Studios in NYC.

 

It's also been my great honor to serve as a panelist for Film Festivals

such as The Rhode Island International Film Festival and School of Visual Arts in New York. 

 

I love being able to share my experience and thoughts about how to create the strongest script that's within every writer.

 

I have worked with all levels of writers - from the novice to the seasoned professional.

 

And one thing rings true with everyone - no matter what their level...  

each writer struggles with putting the best, most authentic story on the page.

Sometimes, hearing an element of story told a different way, is all it takes for a break through.

 

I hope to be that voice for you.