Never the type to make conventional choices, after getting my degree in English literature I disappointed my parents by refusing to go to law school or become an English teacher but instead sought my calling in a series of odd jobs, strangely all food related. From peddling gourmet salts at farmers markets to slinging meat in a neighborhood butcher shop I managed to use these experiences and my lifelong love for food and cooking to segue into food styling, landing my first assisting job in 2008. I was sold from the moment I first built a sandwich held together with pins and Poligrip.
After eight years in the industry I’ve been called upon for recipe testing and development for various media including an instructional cooking app for Clear Media called Appetites. It was there that I discovered an affinity for styling props as well as food.
A regular “girl Friday” my experiences in both food and props has not only given me a broad knowledge of different aspects of set life. From distressing and sanding surfaces to sous vide and slow roasting, there isn’t any aspect of styling food or props I find daunting. Every new challenging project is just a problem waiting to be solved!
I am based in the Los Angeles area with the eagerness and readiness to travel wherever work takes me!