With a B.A. in Economics from Trinity University and concentrated study in Philosophy at Boston College, I moved to Los Angeles, bought an electric bass and joined a band. With the discovery that music was not my strongest skill set, I embraced an opportunity to change career paths, and feed myself, by working as a copywriter. My work has been honored with numerous national ADDY and PROMAX/BDA awards and Silver medal at the Chicago Film Festival.
As the middle child of nine kids, I was a storyteller from an early age, with a lot of stories to tell. My passion for writing led me to studying screenwriting structure and craft after college, and subsequently led to teaching screenwriting, which I did for more than two years.
As a screenwriter, my scripts have placed in the Austin Film Festival, Scriptapalooza, PAGE, Emerging Screenwriters, Screencraft, Beverly Hills Film Festival and Slamdance. I have been a participant in the prestigious Stowe Story Labs and the Rocaberti Writers Retreat, receiving scholarships for both. As a producer, I wrote and produced the pitch trailer for my screenplay 40 DAYS ROAD (https://vimeo.com/202456210) and produced the short film CONTRTITION, which won ACCOLADE COMPETITION Best Short and NYLA FILM FESTIVAL Audience Award.
Current work includes the feature adaptation of the award-wining play ROUNDS for producer/actor Haskell Vaughn Anderson and my original screenplay PATIENT NO MORE, an idea based on the 1977 disabilities' protest that became the longest takeover of a government building in US history. In television, two original pilots JOOK and RIVET have placed in various competitions, and my web series ALLYSON’S WONDERLAND has recently advanced to the second round in the 2019 Sundance Institute YouTube New Voices Lab.