My Story

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The backbone of any brand is a story. So, what's mine? It's a tale of wanderlust and curiosity. 

You could say that I came out of the womb with a passport and my bags packed. Both real and imagined I've inhabited many different places. A life of reading, traveling, and a winding career has enabled me to indulge my curiosity and seek connection.

Born in Kansas City, I spent my school-aged years in Albuquerque, NM. The eldest of five kids living in 'The Burque,' I lived a life of quiet, jet-setting sophistication - in my mind. The reality looked more like the Griswold clan, with clumsy misadventures, and lots of not blending in. In case you're wondering, yes - it included a cross-country-bound, wood-paneled station wagon. 

My first leap of independence sent me to the University of Kansas for an Advertising degree, then on to Chicago, the mecca of packaged goods advertising. My young dream of working my way through the agency ranks was extinguished after a series of horrid interviews. Round hole? Meet square peg. I knew then that I desired to spread my wings and embrace the unconventional, and that the strict social hierarchy of corporate life was not for me. So, I set off on a different route...a long, winding path.

My winding route took me through fine art, photography, entertainment, and publishing in Chicago, D.C., New York, London, and Austin, working as an account manager, photo editor, copywriter, retail brand and packaging manager, designer, and marketer, and getting a Masters degree in art history. 

Distance and difference are the secret tonics of creativity.
When we get home, home is still the same. But something in our mind has been changed and that changes everything.
— Jonah Lehrer

What links all my experience is my drive to eke more meaning out of life, to grow courageously, and to feed my appetite for ideas, creativity, and connection to the broader world.

In 2014, the universe gave me the 'gift' of surprise unemployment. I'd always dreamed of working for myself but had yet to take the leap. Fueled by fear, hope, and audacity, I set off to create the work I wanted: a circle large enough for my square peg, with room to grow.

I enjoy collaborating and co-creating with my clients, helping them reconnect with their story. My favorite question is ‘what if’? I’m a prolific can-o-worms opener, encouraging you to expand your field of thinking for what’s possible.