A Chicago native, Natalie grew up performing in musicals, plays, and commercials. She is currently an MFA in Musical Theatre Candidate at San Diego State University and holds BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University. Natalie has performed in the Broadway sit-down of Mamma Mia! in Las Vegas; multiple roles in New York, Chicago and regional theaters across the US; in television and films; and in national commercials for Labatts, 1-800 Contacts, Nike, Bissell and L'Oreal Paris.
Natalie co-founded an all female production team called Trick Candle Productions in New York City where she created, produced, and starred in an award winning web series called Kid Friendly*. Kid Friendly* was featured at Catalyst, Brooklyn Web Fest, Miami Web Fest, Lancaster International Short Film, and Top Shot film festivals. Most notably, Kid Friendly* was one of three finalists to be chosen for the Storycentral LABS/CBS Interactive Accelerator Challenge in which Natalie and team presented a new pitch in front of a live audience and for esteemed judges. Natalie and the team won the challenge and they were awarded with a CBS Network Interactive development prize.
Natalie is an educator who values teaching the realities of the industry to her students to help them create their own sustainable practices for a lifelong career in performance. She helped to start the Education wing of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance (PATA) as the Education Chair of the organization. Natalie has since coached voice, acting, self tape techniques, and "The Business of Acting" workshops at San Diego State University, Portland State University, PATA, and in her own studio.
Natalie has also been a NASM Certified Personal trainer since 2006. Natalie was featured as a fitness specialist in Women's Health, Men's Fitness, and Allure magazines, and as a guest co-host on the fitness podcast, The Bodcast.
Natalie currently lives in San Diego, CA with her husband, son, and their black lab.