I was born in Joplin, Missouri.  After spending most of my youth in Kansas City, then graduating high school in Webb City, Missouri, I moved back to KC and graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology with a BS in Computer Information Systems.  I then joined the U.S. Navy where I reached the apex of my career flying in the backseat of the F-14 Tomcat. For 13 of my 22 in the Navy I deployed from aircraft carriers and bases all over the world.  Carriers took me through seas and oceans across the world, including combat operations in Iraq.

I retired from the Navy in 2008 and then finished an MBA at George Mason University.  After five years of full-time work as a Program Manager in the IT/Defense industry and acting part time I decided I needed to pursue acting full time.  In TV, I had one stand-in gig on House of Cards and extra work in four other HOC episodes, plus three extra jobs on VEEP.  Of course there were TV commercials to be

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done, too.  In film, I had fun with a number of indies, 24-hour film festival projects, and a lead role in one PPV web series season.  I was auditioning heavily for speaking roles for HOC and VEEP (and others) when I decided it was time to move back to Joplin and help care for my aging grandmother and disabled father. Since then I've created my own opportunity, Sidenstricker Voice Services, for audiobook narration and voiceover recording.  I have also spent two years as a part-time radio music DJ and newstalk radio personality, and sought out local on-camera work (three commercials so far).  Now I'm committed to my full-time Casino Host job in Pittsburg, Kanssas, and re-energizing my work as an audiobook narrator and voiceover artist.

I have a TV series day player role in work for the D.C. metropolitan area, along with searching for new acting opportunities and reviving my audiobook narration work.