Destined to become a Waffle House night manager, but something went wrong along the way.

THE WORK ON THIS SITE ISN'T MINE.

Behind everything here is an amazing team. Creatives, strategists, technologists and producers, all linking arms and marching towards the same goal. It's been my privilege to create with them, learn from them, push them further, and celebrate with them, while always doing my best to lead by example. This work belongs to them.

Except for the Motel 6 commercial about balloon animals. That's all me.

 

2017- Right Now VP Marketing; ECD - Slingshot

  • Texas Tourism, UT Southwestern, LIVE Soda, White Cloud, Revlon, Taco Bueno, Dallas Museum of Art, Chimp Haven, Port Aransas Tourism

2014 - 2017  Principal/ECD - Krause

  • Helzberg Diamonds, Lucchese Bootmaker, UT Southwestern, William Goldberg, Daisy Brand

2010 - 2014  Partner/ECD - KSV

  • National Grid, Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs, Acorn Footwear, Okemo Mountain Resort, Sustain Condoms

2003 - 2010  Creative Director/VP/ECD - Slingshot

  • Jack Daniel's, Greyhound, Dr Pepper, ConocoPhillips, Dave & Buster's, Joe's Crab Shack, Mission Foods, La Quinta

2000 - 2003  Freelance Writer/Producer

  • Icehouse Beer, Molson, Logan's Roadhouse, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

1998 - 2000  Sailor

  • New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Tonga, cannibals, dysentery

1994 - 1998  Writer - The Richards Group

  • Motel 6, TGI Friday's, Florida Orange Juice, Eyemasters

Awards and Niceties

  • In categories for digital, social media, radio, TV and print: CA Annual, The One Show, The Webby's, the W3's, The Radio Mercury Awards, The Addy's, Graphis, and ABC's World's Funniest Commercials.

  • Named one of New England's Top 100 Creative Influencers by the New England Ad Club.

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