I don't like writing stuff in the third person. It's weird.

I don't say "I" or "me" in client meetings or when presenting work.

That makes you an ass clown.


I do, however, say "I" when a mistake has been made. Never "he", "she" or "they"

while pointing fingers. Not taking responsibility for your mistakes also makes you an

ass clown.


I'm lucky to be married to my favorite human who is also an Art Director.

Together we have collected lots of mid-century modern furniture and a bunch of art we moved to three different cities before recently hanging it on our walls.

We have a Boston Terrier named Miles and French Bulldog slash mini hippo named Leo.

I have studied martial arts for over fifteen years.

I meditate every day. 


I also studied dance for twenty years. If an MJ song comes on, I'll make a fool of myself dancing to it. I don't do the crotch grab move though. I learned it weirds people out. 


I love the outdoors and I try to hike, mountain bike and camp as much as I can. I  have a 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia. It's the only cool thing about me really. I'm ok with that.



I am a Creative Director at Deutsch on Taco Bell.

Prior to Deutsch, I was a Group Creative Director at David & Goliath on Kia where I worked on multiple new vehicle launches including the massive integrated campaign for the all-new Kia K5.



I was as a Creative Director at WorkInProgress in Boulder, CO. WIP is an amazing group of people who created all the Domino's work we've all drooled over. at some point There, I worked on truTV, Nescafé, Gardein, Udi’s, 37.5 as well as new business pitches for Jimmy Johns and Village Inn which we won (yay!)


Before WIP, I worked at CP+B for four years where I was Global Creative Director on American Airlines as well as a Creative Director on Hershey's, overseeing Twizzlers, Ice Breakers, barkTHINS and Breath Savers. While at CP+B I also worked on various accounts including Domino’s, Kraft, Best Buy, Microsoft, Fruit of the Loom and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.



I was an Associate Creative Director at GTB Detroit where I worked on Ford for five years creating the award-winning Mustang Customizer Integrated Campaign and the Fiesta Project as well as the launch of the Ford Fusion and Flex. A born and bred kid from the Motor City, I worked on a lot of automotive before working on Ford including Lexus, Toyota, Cadillac and Chrysler at o2, a small seven person agency where I spent my first six years in advertising. 


Emmy Award. Cannes Lion Bronze and Cannes Shortlisted. Webby and People’s Voice Webby Awards. Gold Effie. New York Festival Finalist Awards. One Show Merits. Gold Obie. Facebook Studio Awards. Shorty Awards. FWA sites of the Day. Shiny things.

And while I am honored to have won these, results for clients that are created when working with amazing humans is more important to me than trophies that collect dust on shelves. 

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