The Nerd and the Warrior

In All Things T, Featured, Latest, Press, Scirens, Writing | on April, 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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Lara Croft in Machinima Prime’s DR. 1UP

In Galleries, Latest, On Set, Videos | on March, 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Haven’t you always secretly wanted to see Lara Croft and Nathan Drake get together?? Well I helped make it happen! Loved being asked by the insanely talented Woody Tondorf to play LARA CROFT (british accent and all) in his awesome series Dr. 1Up on Machinima Prime. Had so much fun shooting with the gang last year (and directed by the brilliant Yuri Baranovsky). Watch the whole series — it’s hilarious! Fingers crossed for a season 2. x


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Scirens featured on Bad Astronomy blog!

In Featured, Latest, Press, Scirens, Videos | on March, 10, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Scirens first video (a collaboration with Peter Diamandis’ X PRIZE) is featured on the popular Slate blog of Astronomer and Science genius Phil Plait aka ‘Bad Astronomy’ – Thank you Phil!


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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.