Tess knows how to put on a production. Growing up the kid of a set designer - rebuilding theaters, shooting off confetti at Dodger Stadium for Opening Day, and repairing burnt out bulbs at Callaway Garden’s famed Fantasy in Lights - were normal weekend activities.
In college, these activities graduated to Production Manager for Sequoia productions, where Tess worked the Oscars, booked performers for the Emmy’s Governors Ball, and handled celebrity guests for G’Day LA.
All the while, Tess continued her work as a professional actress. She has performed in Tokyo as the voice of Snow White, Belle, and Ariel for Disney; toured the country in Jesus Christ Superstar: and most recently, spent nine years in the Broadway Company of WICKED.
Years of living out of a suitcase taught Tess the comfort of home: Making the place you live not just a look you create for an audience, but a refuge where you can always find your coffee pot. And while your home should elicit applause, it is also the place where you crash between shows.
This is how Tess approaches all her design projects: as showstoppers full of comfort and welcoming energy.