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I am a woman of many identities. Some might say too many.

I have been a professional writer since I was 17 years old as a teen reporter in Syracuse, NY, when I cracked a front page news story in my local paper, garnering national attention. But there's lots more that I do—consulting on a variety of entertainment properties and products; public speaking at a variety of conferences and meetings; freelancing as a field agent for Atlas Obscura, ghostwriter, proofreader, copyeditor, paralegal, leasing agent, building manager; volunteering as the Social Media Chair and Events Committee Co-Chair on the board of the Los Angeles City Historical Society and a docent for the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation; and participating as a member or former member of Friends of Rockhaven, San Fernando Valley Historical Society, LA Conservancy, Art Deco Society, and Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley.

As an actor, host, and spokesperson, my big breaks have come in the form of a game show, two PSAs for MTV, and as an onair guest on QVC. I was a regular reader at Naked Angels' Tuesdays @ 9 cold reading series for many years, first in NYC and then in LA. I co-starred in the short film Our Man in Madras. More clips available here.

Conferences / Panels / Presentations
Adventures Worth Exploring, Anaheim, CA (2018)
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club, Los Feliz, CA (2018)
Midsummer Scream, Los Angeles, CA (2016)
ScareLA, Los Angeles, CA (2014-2015)
72 and Sunny Day, Playa del Rey, CA (2015)
San Fernando Valley Historical Society Speaker Series, Los Angeles, CA (2015)
Natural Products Expo West, Marketing to Moms Speaker, Anaheim, CA (2013)
Kid Power Conference Panelist, Orlando, FL (2005, 2008)
LA Office Roadshow Featured Presenter, Los Angeles, CA (2007)
Winter Music Conference Panelist, Miami Beach, FL (2004)

Awards
RIAA Platinum® Award (4x) We Are...The Laurie Berkner Band DVD (2008)
RIAA Gold® Awards Kidz Bop 7-10 and Kidz Bop Christmas (2004-2006)
Kid Power Best Campaign in Entertainment/Sports (Be a Kidz Bop Star) (2008)
Kid Power Runner Up, Best Campaign in Entertainment/Sports (Kidz Bop 7) (2005)

Press Coverage
AtlasObscura.com - "Avoiding Regret Through Exploration"
M3 Event Blog - Interview with Tuff Gong Worldwide's Sandi Hemmerlein

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I've never really wanted to pick just one career. I don't see why I can't do it all - take every opportunity that comes my way - and then tell the world about it.

If not me, who else?