Storyteller, Brand Strategist, Project Manager

A lifelong storyteller and military veteran, I transitioned from entertaining other soldiers in the barracks to comedy club audiences and eventually on to customers.  I even spent two tough years educating overcrowded classrooms in NYC's under served communities. There's no tougher audience than 50+ streetwise teenage New Yorkers in a classroom that comfortably fits 35. 

Diversity, inclusion and equity are more than just buzzwords. I've spent decades engaging diverse audiences and leading inclusive teams; from my military life, into the professional setting and in the classroom. I lead highly collaborative multi-disciplined groups of diverse personalities towards a common goal with a light heart and a sense of humor. Career supported by military honors, a BFA from The School of Visual Arts' competitive Advertising / Design program, an MFA in Creative Writing from National University and a number of professional certifications.

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DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • National University : MFA : Creative Writing & the Pedagogy of Storytelling (With Honors : 2021)

  • School of Visual Arts : BFA : Advertising & Design (With Honors : 2017) 

  • New York Film Academy : Certificate : Filmmaking / Directing (2011)

  • Connecticut School of Broadcasting : Certificate : Broadcasting (2005)

Management 

Advertising/Marketing

  • University of Illinois : Specialization in Digital Marketing

  • UC Davis : Specialization in Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  • Northwestern University : Specialization in Social Media Marketing

  • Duke University : Advertising and Society

  • IBM : Customer Engagement Specialist

  • IBM : Data Science

Storytelling

  • UNSW : Transmedia Storytelling: Narrative Worlds, Emerging Technologies, and Global Audiences

  • Northwestern University : Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling

Art/Design