Director | Producer | Creative Director
I’m lucky to be able to do all the things I love for a living: from independent director to executive producer and from agency leader to creative director.
As an independent director and producer, I focus on commercial and branded content with a specialty in documentary-style storytelling. My interest in people started with a BA in psychology and working as a substance abuse counselor before launching my 20+ year in advertising and media. I’m skilled at interviewing and directing real people, particularly around sensitive topics and trauma. I love telling stories about 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 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 and Head of Brand Strategy 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. Since I moved to Colorado in 2017, I have been fortunate to be on the board of Women in Film and Media Colorado and am forging ahead to create more opportunities and grow and elevate the talent we have here in the Colorado film and media community.
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