EXPERIENCE

Group Creative Director – Bernstein-Rein                                      2017 – Present

Currently leading the work of writers, art directors, designers and social strategists for McDonald's and new business.

Writer/Creative Director – Freelance                                              2015 – 2017

Lent my brain to brands like Kashi, Wingstop, Amazon, Tropicana, Propel, Brisk, McDonald's, Hostess, Gold's Gym, MO Lottery, Cargill, Air Force Reserve, Logitech, Houlihan's, NUK and many others.

Creative Director – JNA                                                                    2014 – 2015

Led creative, social media and new business work for a small, boutique agency. Clients included: Kansas Lottery, Nebraska Lottery, SVS speakers, UMKC and Ceva Animal Health

Creative Director – VML                                                                    2013 – 2014

Co-directed a team of creatives and community managers to create and execute all social campaigns and always-on content for Gatorade. With millions of high school athlete fans across five social networks and an ever-changing sports world, it was a lot like running a newsroom.

Associate Creative Director / Sr. Writer – Barkley                         2008 – 2013

Directed creative teams on day-to-day work while simultaneously creating and presenting brand campaigns for Sonic Drive In, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Ball Canning, Helzberg Diamonds, Blue Bunny, UMB Bank and numerous new business pitches.

Writer – SS+K                                                                                       2007

Created, produced, and presented work for Delta Airlines, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Starwood Hotels and even some political campaigns.

Writer – TBWA \ Chiat \ Day                                                              2005 – 2007

Spent much of my time here within the walls of Media Arts Lab, creating and producing work for Apple. Rather than sleep, I also created work for Pedigree, Visa and PlayStation.

 

RECOGNITION

Silver Cannes Lion, One Show Bronze Pencil, 2 Gold Clios, Silver Clio, Gold Andy, Andy Shortlist, Radio Mercury Finalist, Webby Award, Communication Arts, numerous local, regional and national Addy Awards, Adweek's Best Spots, and The Women's Image Network Award. 

 

EDUCATION

The Creative Circus – Atlanta, GA                                                 2003 – 2005

Copywriting

 

University of Missouri – Columbia, MO                                         1999 – 2003

Bachelor of Journalism