the big move to LA
My journey started out similar to most Hollywood hopefuls': I had a big dream of working in the entertainment business, and I lived nowhere near Los Angeles.
I was 3,000 miles away in Philadelphia. (Yes, I'm a total cheesesteak kinda girl.)
But I was determined. Like, super determined.
Only one problem: I didn't know a single person working in the industry.
And in a town where everything is about who you know, I had no idea how I was going to make my big dream an actual reality.
success came quickly
I wanted to design graphics for sets and props. I had a degree in design, a background in theater, and the hugest, cheesiest dream in my heart.
And even though I had ZERO contacts, I booked my first TV show within two weeks of moving to LA. (I did this using what I now call the "LA Bound System"). Oh, and the star of that show was Eric McCormack! "Will" from "Will and Grace" was officially my first celeb encounter.
I know, pretty unheard of, right?
Well, don't worry: that show was canceled after 12 episodes.
I know—typical Hollywood.
the worst 9 months of my life
After that show ended, I was unemployed for 9 months. Almost an entire year—without even a waitressing job.
With no income, my self worth plummeted. I doubted my talent. I doubted my ability to achieve my dreams. And I cried. A lot. (And wrote sappy, sad songs. And became obsessed with the TV show "Friends" because it was the only thing that made me laugh.)
I felt completely stuck in my life. I honestly thought, "This is my life. I'm never going to make it in Hollywood."
Depression took over. I ignored family calls. I ghosted friends' texts. And I constantly questioned, "Why me? When is it my turn? Was that first show all I'm getting?"
my turn finally came
I worked with a coach, who helped me finally clear my biggest block: asking for help. SEe, Those 9 months, I shut everyone out. I turned down every suggestion. I felt stuck where I was, like there was no solution.
Busting out of that and asking for help wasn't easy. But it worked, because I finally landed a job on another show. That show was "Glee".
"Glee" changed my life, lifted me from depression, and for that reason, I will always get ALL THE FEELS when I walk on the Paramount lot.
I couldn't believe I was finally living out my dream!
a thriving career
Over the past 8 years, I have worked on over 25 television shows, on almost every major network, and every studio lot.
I've worked on big shows like "Entourage" and "The Office".
I've worked on features like Jason Segel's "The Five-Year Engagement".
I've seen my work appear on ABC, NBC, FOX, TNT, TBS, Freeform, and MTV.
Famous actors have held my designs.
And it's been freaking AWESOME—better than I could have ever imagined.
But I'm not here to brag
What I've learned over the years, is that our dreams are more attainable than we realize. Even when they feel so far away.
I feel like I've cracked the code. I figured out how to achieve massive success in a short amount of time, starting with literally nothing. And the amazing thing is, ANYONE can do it.
That means you.
Yes, you can do it. No matter what Hollywood dream career you are going after, it can be yours. And much sooner than you think.
what are you waiting for?
After 8 years working as a Graphic Designer in Hollywood, my passion has shifted: I've become OBSESSED with wanting to help people achieve their wildest dreams. I want to prevent you from 9 months of depression. I want to show you what's possible NOW!
After starting slowly in 2013 with my business and podcast, LA Bound, I eventually came out of my new-dream-closet and announced to the world that I'm Hollywood's Success Coach. I felt this calling whispering to me—this deep desire to help people make it in Hollywood using a combination of personalized support and strategy.
Because I realized there was something missing:
- A need for a positive and genuine coach in Hollywood and
- A need to show you how to speed up the time it takes you to find success
So that's why I'm here.
I'm here to help you create the most genuine approach to your career so that you can see the results you've always dreamed of.
Shed all of the negative crap, fake people, and icky experiences.
My story has been life-changing.