Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you?
I’m a stuntwoman, actress, and fashion model. I’m also an athlete—2 x American Ninja Warrior and 4 x ninja world championship competitor. As a stuntwoman, I specialize in hand to hand, weapons, & ninja/ parkour.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
I thrive on new challenges and love combining performance and athletics. I train weekly in martial arts, ninja, parkour, and acting. I’m a deeply curious person—trained as a poetry scholar—and I’m as much a nerd about analyzing a script as I am about fully understanding the system of movements we’ll be using. I’m also an adrenaline junkie. I’ve trained in skydiving, indoor skydiving, circus aerials, flying trapeze, high falls, gunshot falls, acrobatics, weapons, ninja, & parkour.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do.
That moment for me when I knew I was doing what I was born to do was when I was on a set doing a dual acting and stunt role, with complicated choreography. I got into that space of flow & experienced the moment authentically as an actor but then also executed the stunts. It felt amazing—it’s something I want to keep doing over and over.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?
I’m a cancer survivor and a single mom of 5 kids ages 10 and under, including preschool twins. Sometimes people describe me as a real life superwoman. I’m definitely imperfect, but the difficult challenges have brought out my resilience & strength. I’ve learned to live big & enjoy everything & to bring my kids along for the journey. They train in most things I do—like martial arts & ninja—and are starting to act, too.
Who are the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could elevate your career or business? Why these specific individuals?
Jesse Graff: I’ve always admired her work. We’ve run in the same circles—competing on American Ninja Warrior and training on flying trapeze with Richie Gaona—but we’ve never met. She made me want to start training in ninja, back when I was pregnant with twins, and doing those movements seemed impossible.
Zoë Bell: I’ve always admired her work. Watching her made me realize how strong women can be.
Angelica Lisk-Hann: I’ve always admired her work. I love how beautiful and technically difficult her movements are.
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