Hybrid: Director, Producer, Creative Director, Executive Producer, Activist
I’ve never fit neatly in a box, thank God. I'm lucky to be able to do a variety of things that I love while making a living and having a great time.
As an independent director and producer, I focus on commercial and branded content with a specialty in documentary-style storytelling. My interest in people — and advocacy — started with a BA in psychology and working as a substance abuse counselor before heading out on my 20+ years in advertising and media. I’m skilled at interviewing and directing real people, particularly around health, mental health, sensitive topics, and trauma. I value telling stories around courage, compassion, and people who are badass.
As a creative director, I’ve worked in agencies and brand-side across a number of industries such as healthcare, hospitality, financial, education, pharma, agriculture, food & beverage, and more. I lead teams in developing creative platforms and integrated campaigns including branded content, digital, print, video/film, motion graphics, social, OOH, and radio. My background includes agency strategy and leadership along with managing creative teams from writers, designers, art directors, and video creators to external partners, post-production houses, and crews.
I’ve been on The 3% Movement team as Executive Producer since 2013, working to change the ratio of creative leadership and spark positive action in areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the ad industry and beyond.
I’m a Chicago native (Go Cubs) who migrated to Milwaukee and worked as a CD & EP for the better part of my career. Now I'm in beautiful Colorado, working as a Creative Director in Denver, VP of Women in Film and Media Colorado, and forging ahead to create more opportunities and grow and elevate the diverse talent we have here in the Colorado film and media community.
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