Periscope / Minneapolis, MN
September 2014—Present Lured by the quality of life, I unwittingly find myself living in the state where my father grew up, and grow more impressed with Minnesota by the day. Accounts include: Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Bronson Hospitals and Optum.
Freelance / Chicago, IL
March 2009—September 2014 Took a leap of faith and left sunny San Diego and a good job for a new city, the uncertainty of freelance and my (now) husband. It turned out to be a good decision and I spent five years freelancing for Ogilvy, Razorfish, Draft FCB, Leo Burnett and other Chicago shops.
Bulldog Drummond / San Diego, CA
March 2004—March 2009 Some of the smartest people I’ve ever known and my home for the next five years. Learned to be a true interdisciplinary thinker. Accounts include: Adidas, American Eagle Outfitters, Clif Bar, Eufora, ESPN Zone, IDEO, Invitrogen, Nike, Pinkberry, PBS, Honest Foods and Westfield.
G&M / Redondo Beach, CA
January 2004—March 2004 My first freelance gig out of ad school. In three months I’d shot my first spot and decided to move to the West Coast. Accounts: SoapNet, HBO, Disney, THQ and Del Taco.
Foreign Correspondent / San Jose, Costa Rica
June 1999—August 2001 In a past life I traveled around Central America writing about monkeys and sea turtles as a foreign correspondent for Latin Trade magazine, The Tico Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Phoenix and The Toronto Star, among others.
The Vineyard Gazette / Edgartown, MA
May 1997—June 1999 Remember President Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky apology in Oak Bluffs chapel? I was there. I also got to interview civil rights legend John Lewis, and won 2nd prize for educational reporting from the New England Press Association (NEPA).
VCU Brandcenter / Richmond, VA
September 2001—May 2003 Meeting the man who would one day become my husband made the $40,000 tuition worth it.
M.S. Mass Communication
Wesleyan University / Middletown, CT
September 1993—May 1997 This alma mater of misfits will always have a special place in my heart.
B.A. Economics & Latin American Studies
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador (Fluent in Spanish)
One Show Merit 2002
One Show Gold 2003
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I'm a writer who's much more interested in ideas than words. Great writing has to start with a great idea. And I'm proud of the ideas you'll see here.
I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work at some fantastic shops, alongside many extremely talented and smart people, and particularly to have had the chance to create and launch several brands from scratch. Every time I see CleanWell in Target I smile inside knowing that I helped create that.
Be it a brand spot or a naming assignment I enjoy the unique challenge each project presents and take pride in doing my job well.