About Me

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Spanning multiple career arenas in many cities across the country, I could be considered a Renaissance man with a creative twist. A mix between a designer, a photographer, an art director and traditional public relations practitioner, I build upon the standards in the industry and allow you, my client, to take it one step further seamlessly.  Your message matches your visual and your visual matches your campaign - all with one person ensuring it all comes together flawlessly. Then for good measure, throw puppetry in there, let the creativity flow.

THEN

Here's how I got to where I am today: Born to two elementary school teachers, my excitement in learning, thinking outside the box and diagramming sentences began at an early age. My parents encouraged me to try new things and allowed me to succeed and to fail. My first paying job (at nine years old) was in a video about performing magic where I was the "kid that just couldn't get it." I loved magic so this was an awesome opportunity for me to learn from a professional magician and get paid for making mistakes. I was also enthralled with Disney and puppetry (this comes into play as an adult). Going from band geek to journalism geek in high school, my interest in being a journalist, a designer and editor was born. After receiving my journalism degree from Franklin College I left to work for Walt Disney World. After spending a bit more than four years there in entertainment (as a puppeteer at the Festival of the Lion King Show at Disney's Animal Kingdom), youth education programs, Guest Relations and VIP Tours, Disney moved me to NYC as the Guest Relations manager for the New Amsterdam Theatre (housing Disney's THE LION KING at the time). After leaving there I worked for an education non-profit/for-profit (odd, I know) as their associate director of programs focusing on curriculum development for middle and high school students in leadership studies. Before jumping head first into grad school, I returned to the world of Broadway as the associate company manager for the touring production of Phantom of the Opera. Following that stint, I settled into grad school working on and receiving Master's degrees in in public relations and journalism. During that time at Ball State University I served as the editor of the journalism alumni newspaper, event photographer and part-time instructor of journalism.

In the spring of 2009, I joined Allied Live working with local productions in Chicago and the press contact for the national tour of RENT. Since that time I have worked on August: Osage County, Million Dollar Quartet, the Doyle and Debbie show, Billy Elliot the Musical and STOMP

 

NOW

Continuing my passions but taking them to the next level - to help my clients and provide affordable services based on their needs. 

  • Photography
  • Design
  • Marketing Mix
  • Puppetry
  • Training and Teaching