TINA'S BOOKCASE OF FUN FACTS
Hover over the numbers on my bookcase to learn a little more about you-know-who
Bought on my first trip to CA while visiting my brother in 2001. It's kitschy and I love it.
Most Vulnerable Award:
Presented to me at my first improv camp in 2019.
(There is a story behind this - message me for the deets)
I graduated from Disney's college program and earned these sweet, tasseled mouse ears.
giant set of chompers:
reminding me of the exciting (expensive) journey my mouth has been on over the years: root canals, crowns, an implant, and the heavy metal adult braces i wore from 2015-2018.
my mom passed away when i was 20 years old and her absence has made a huge impact on my life ever since. navigating grief is super challenging so this little nook reminds me to celebrate and honor her life everytime I look at it.
From Left to Right: boob mug she made in ceramics class the year after I was born, chanel no.5 (her favorite perfume), and a small music box that plays "We've Only Just Begun" by the Carpenters (my parents' Wedding song.)
my friend, ren, created this incredible illustration of me, Ryan (my spouse), and two of our cats, Hubble & penny.
my favorite sandwich growing up was peanut butter, fluff, and fritos smooshed in the middle.
vintage tin toys:
little amusement park rides. they move!
Tina's professional background in improv and sketch comedy amplified her innate sense of creating Real Yet complex characters vocally, physically, and logically ('If this is true, what else is true?').
Tina's youthful energy and timeless soul brings all kinds of stories to life from Middle GradE, YA, and cozy mysteries to fantasy and self-help titles.
When she's not narrating, Tina is a "Sparkling Beatnik" in the Empire Revue. Together they write, produce, and present a new sketch show every few months accompanied by a live band. She loves any and all opportunities to make props, dive into her extensive wig collection, and curate the perfect costume/persona for each of her characters.
Tina loves a trivia night. Her special skills include the "name that tune" round and her knowledge of pop culture from the 80's-00's. She is married to an amazing human whom she met while they worked together at a local record store over 20 years ago. Tina is all about hamming it up at karaoke, binging reality tv shows, and snuggling with her 3 cats: Hubble, Penelope, and Louise.