Born and raised in Los Angeles. Red’s Canadian blood and hellfire passion ensured that she would forever be the black sheep. Red became obsessed with space and science at age six, when she discovered Star Wars. Her love for the Rat Pack and Elvis grew quickly after, followed by glamorous Hollywood and the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Yet, the epic struggle between right and left brain, and science versus art truly began at age nine when she discovered makeup. Red gave up playing the piano for ice-skating and dance team with the lure of bright lights and glitter.
Throughout high school, Red maintained her focus on the sciences and earned her nerd card by joining the marching band and becoming captain of the color guard. To maintain balance and keep her cool card, Red began motorcycling and surfing. Following high school, she attended Moorpark Community College to pursue both biology and fashion design, then transferred to University of California Santa Barbara, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Thereafter, she worked as a freelance makeup artist while working in medical research and phase II clinical trials for three years. Feeling a bit safe, she took on skydiving and became heavily tattooed. Red loved the idea of becoming a work of art, wearing body makeup that would not wash off. So now, Red is the “tattooed Jessica Rabbit.”
In 2005, Red launched her own company, Red Dodge Artistry. As a business owner, she keyed runway shows in Los Angeles and New York, worked film festivals in Canada and the U.S., was the makeup department head for several films, countless television shows, music videos and concerts, all the while continuing to educate in makeup schools and maintain a private clientele for red carpets and special events. In 2009, Red expanded her reach in the entertainment world by taking on additional roles, including managing editor of Garage Magazine and director of sales and marketing of P.U.S Publications. Further, she served as beauty editor for two magazines and executive editor at another magazine she helped launch. Red continues to serve as the manager and executive editor of Garage Magazine, while running her own business and working on several television shows, three of which she has played herself. To keep her heart rate up, Red added archery to her adventure repertoire alongside her many years of rock climbing.
The Fifty Shades of Red podcast represents her latest adventure, providing her the perfect soapbox from which to rant and share those rants with her fans. To nerdgasms and beyond.