When he was young, Jeremy was always a fan of dressing up for Halloween. In 1997, while a theatre arts education student at Appalachian State University, he was assigned to an internship program supervised by the late Douglas Haas Bennett, former owner of Raleigh Creative Costumes. From that day to this, he’s been creating costumes for stage, screen, historic sites, festivals, and fun, all in a bid to keep making “Miss Doug” proud of his work.
After working for Raleigh Creative Costumes for over 10 years, and running his own shop for 15, Jeremy sold his costume business and took a step back. He worked as the Costume Shop Assistant for Raleigh Little Theatre from 2017-2018 while pursuing another passion – a certificate in Education for Ministry from Sewanee’s distance education program.
In December of 2018, Jeremy joined the full time staff of Raleigh Little Theatre as the Associate Costume Designer, following in the footsteps of his mentor, Douglas Haas Bennett, who had been the first professional costume designer hired by RLT almost 50 years earlier. He completed his first design for RLT, Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds in March of 2019 to rave reviews from the local theatre critics. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted his tenure in this position.
Jeremy is also very active in the Episcopal Church, having served on the vestry of his parish, as a two-term Senior Warden, a delegate to the convention of the Diocese of North Carolina, and on the Swindell Speaker’s Fund committee of the Diocese. Jeremy somehow finds time to serve as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Chaperone, and also volunteer in other capacities. He also holds a certificate in Education for Ministry from The University of the South in Sewanee, TN.