Long story short, the nickname “Zippy” comes from a character I played in a 2nd grade talent show. It was my first acting experience, and the name stuck!
Doesn’t matter- I’ll answer to any of the three!
Why yes- I took on a whole mess of student loans! Oh, I also got a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where I was lucky enough to get a mix of classical and experimental theatre training from some of the top instructors in the country. They also had wild Halloween parties.
I got a job.
Ahh, the comedy portion of the story! A well-timed Groupon led to standup comedy classes over at Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA, and I loved it. From there, I went through WCT’s improv program, wrote & produced a sketch comedy show, and found myself a regular performer in their flagship show, Mission Improvable- as Agent Hammertime.
Yup. I guess it’s kind of my thing.
After a few years at Westside, I found myself living in Stamford, CT—
Well you know the phrase “When opportunity knocks, you…get on a plane and move to the opposite coast?” Well, a short stint as a creative writer at WWE—
That’s the one.
Quite well! After WWE, I took a chance and explored an avenue I’ve always been interested in: VoiceOver. I now live in Las Vegas (yup, people actually *live* here), and have voiced it up for clients like Google, Dictionary.com, and Audible.
When I’m not in the booth, you can probably find me in the kitchen (I’ve got a killer chocolate-chip cookie recipe), at a spin class (gotta work off those cookies somehow), or on the couch (March Madness is kinda-sorta my Christmas break).