Annette hails from Seattle, Washington, a town famous for quality theatre, where she grew up listening to and singing along with her dad’s collection of soundtracks from musicals and eventually performing in a few herself. Educated at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the University of Washington, Annette performed a wide variety of roles including 40+ theatrical productions, largely in Seattle. She’s currently an audiobook narrator, and has been a featured actor and spokesperson in over 100 local, regional, national, and international commercials in the form of TV, radio, print, and industrials. She taught on-camera acting for 7 years in Seattle and LA, before she discovered her true passion in directing. As a director and teacher, she’s worked with middle school, high school, and college performers, including creation of the Juvenile Voices Theatre Project at King County Juvenile Detention in Seattle, WA. Favorite directing experiences include This is Our Youth, Into the Woods, Animal Farm (the musical!), In the Blood, The Talking Dog, Bitter Sauce, Magic Time, and Cut.