Project News

The Nerd and the Warrior

In All Things T, Featured, Latest, Press, Scirens, Writing | on April, 30, 2015 | by

I’m trademarking that title, don’t steal it! Just kidding. But I was both this past week as I had the pleasure of being a guest on the formidable Cara Santa Maria’s podcast TALK NERDY. I met Cara because of her involvement with the Nerd Brigade (which Scirens member Christina is a part of) but I have known of Cara for a long while — she is a science communicator/ TV personality extraordinaire. So it was a huge honor to be invited to chat with her — about scifi, geek dome, figure skating, Scirens, science, the internet of things, and the future of the world in general. you know, the usual ;). We had a great time so check it out and subscribe to her podcast! (click the image)

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And… In talking scifi with Cara (and her wanting to use my Wonder Woman avi for the episode cover), badass scifi heroes were on my mind so a picture I took post fight training ended up inspiring a new Operation B.A.B.E. blog post. If you’re new to my blog, please check it out, it covers the gamut from warrior to nerd. And back again. Hope you enjoy!

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GRANITE FLATS Season 3 Coming Soon!

In Acting, Featured, Latest, Project News | on March, 30, 2015 | by

GRANITE FLATS —  the series I have worked on for the past two years — just launched a new website in advance of Season 3! The premiere date will be announced any day now. My character June has lots of surprises in store for her – – can’t wait for you to watch!

Season 1 & 2 are currently streaming online for free.


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Cast in Amazon Studio’s pilot COCKED

In Acting, Latest, Project News | on February, 14, 2015 | by

I have wanted to tackle some ‘professional’ type roles, but little did I know that I would be playing a lawyer opposite Jason Lee and Brian Dennehy! I was cast as the evil lawyer Ms. Thomason on the pilot of COCKED, an original Amazon Studios dramedy pilot about the gun industry — written by Sam Shaw (Manhattan) and Samuel Baum (Lie to Me). It didn’t get picked up unfortunately but it was a fantastic experience.


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INSTANT GETAWAY for Mystery Guitar Man & Ron Howard

In Acting, Latest, On Set, Project News | on November, 20, 2014 | by


Had the pleasure of working with Joe Penna aka Mystery Guitar Man again on his newest project INSTANT GETAWAY. After joining the cast of his first scripted series ONCE UPON, I was excited to be asked to be a part this 30 minute scifi short that he wrote and directed in conjunction with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s new digital endeavor: New Form.  I make my entrance in Part 2 of the short and I continue my trend of playing a lawyer — this time an overworked prosecutor named Victoria Bloom. Check it out, Joe is a director to watch.


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Welcome to my site! I'm an actress, writer, occasional webseries producer, and co-founder of science advocacy group SCIRENS . I played 'June Sanders' on the BYUTV series GRANITE FLATS for three seasons and can be seen on numerous digital and TV series and commercials. I began producing in 2008 with the scifi web series After Judgment and am now in the midst of creating and writing numerous web and TV projects. Being an avid storyteller, a scifi geek and science nerd, I am passionate about creating story worlds that reflect the paradigm shifting times we are living in with the aim to also increase science literacy. For some of my writing, please check out Women in Entertainment site MS. IN THE BIZ. For more about me, click on the 'About Taryn' tab and follow me on twitter for my daily musings and links. Consider this your portal into my creative world.