Midwest born and raised, Caitlin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Film and African Studies. Afterwards, she embarked upon a 4-month backpacking and blogging trip through Kenya, South Africa, and Europe. When she came home, she was inspired... and broke. So she worked double shifts at a vodkatorium and lived in a turkey blind in her brother’s basement for nine months — just enough time to save barely enough money to move to New York City in the fall of 2012.
Caitlin interned at several NYC-based production companies, including Scott Rudin Productions and Gigantic Pictures. She served as an Associate Producer on the international co-production, SINS OF A FATHER; wrote and produced the short film, BLAME; and co-wrote MOMMY'S BOX, a dramatic feature that finished production in late 2014. Her historical drama pilot, ’57 CENTRAL, was shortlisted as a Top 5 finalist in the Fox Dramatic Script Call competition and was previously under development at LA-based production company, Echo Lake Productions.
One of Caitlin’s most recent projects includes collaborating with actress/writer Jessica Sherr to adapt her successful one-woman Bette Davis play, "Ain’t for Sissies", into the feature script, BETTE. In 2019, she was a Semifinalist for the CineStory TV Fellowship, a Finalist in the ScreenCraft Comedy and Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Contests, and a Finalist for the 2019 Austin Film Festival with her mockumentary social satire, FITTER FAMILIES. She was also the recipient of the inaugural Rooster Teeth Development Fellowship.
Her directorial debut - the dark comedy short film, WICKED IMAGE - was an official selection of the 2020 Garden State Film Festival. She was selected as one of Austin Film Festival's "25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2020". She currently works at HBO in NYC.