At the root of everything I do is a desire to make wonderful things that will be enjoyed by the people they help. I’m a problem-solver by trade; a thinker and a maker at heart. I am driven by great ideas and I am never more excited than when a new idea is taking shape and I have a chance to help bring it to life or make it better. My goal is to find opportnities where I can create great things, impact people’s lives and tell the story behind it all.
Currently, I am the interim Director of Communications at Tampa Bay Wave, a non-proift tech start-up accelerator. My primary role is the marketing and promotion of the organization and its clients.
Prior to this, I was in advertising agencies for nearly 15 years with the last 10 years spent at 22squared, the largest independent advertising agency in the Southeast. I was the VP of Production and worked on brands such as Publix Super Markets, The Home Depot, Buffalo Wild Wings, Adventist Health System, Shoe Carnival, OGX, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Jackson Hewitt.
I have deep experience in the technology entrepreneurship space. Aside from my current role at Tampa Bay Wave, I have served on their board, am a member of their mentor network and have been a part of the Tampa Bay startup community for more than many years. I have been involved with StartupBus since 2012 having won second place that year with BumperCrop and was the Southeast Bus Conductor in 2015.
One of my proudest accomplishments is being the fonding chairman of the Mobilize student advertising competition at 22squared. Now in its fifth year, this competition has grown to be a mainstay in the lives of advertising and communication students throughout the Southeast.
I see education as a constant practice. My college experience inspired me to pursue a lifetime of continual learning. I hold several certifcations in digital and web-technologies and am currently pursuing certifications in Scrum methodologies. I also take the opportunity to learn new ways of thinking and problem solving like completing The Dali Innovation Lab Problem Solving Bootcamp.
Video, Content, Digital, and Events.
I am a producer at my core. I have an affinity for making things happen and I enjoy a challenge. When focused there is almost nothing I can't produce. Let me help you with your next project.
Branding, Communications, and Speech Writing.
Communications is one of my first loves. I am intriguied by how the right story or the right message can connect and move people. It is an art and a sciecne and I'm great at both. Let me help craft your message and tell your story.
Fixer, Coordinator, and Connector.
It's all in who you know. There is something amazing that happens when you have all the right resources and the all the right people. Let me help you get connected and make things happen in Tampa/St. Petersburg.
I am available for contract projects and remote-work opportunities in the areas of production, communications, marketing, and technology. I am also available for consulting or contract engagements in the areas of brand development, advertising agency relationship management, and organizational culture.