I originally grew up in the tiny town of Merrill, Iowa, and later moved to the slightly larger town of LeMars, Iowa. My father is a corn and soybean farmer, and my mother is the owner of her own real estate company. My parents helped me achieve my earliest life goal of becoming a cowboy throughout my middle school and early high school years. I had a horse named Blair and we competed in the American Quarter Horse World Show. Once I hit high school I realized my true passion lie elsewhere, and began to explore drama. I was part of an improvisational acting group and that was some of the most fun I have had in my life. I recently graduated from the University of South Dakota with my BFA in Musical Theatre. I now live in Minneapolis, MN. When I am not acting, I love watching movies, spending time with my friends and family, or listening to Meat Loaf (the band, not the food).