a bit about me.
ADVERTISING ACCOUNT GUY | PUG PAPA | THEATRE ENTHUSIAST | NEW YORKER | VINYL COLLECTOR | OXFORD COMMA USER | WHISKEY DRINKER | ASPIRING NATIONAL TREASURE | MIDWESTERNER-AT-HEART
It all began in Indianapolis, a very underrated town, where I was was born and raised. A ham in a family of introverts, I began acting at the age of 12. Since that time, I've acted in or directed more than 50 productions across the Midwest.
I graduated high school from North Central High School where I was a member of the nationally recognized Counterpoints choir. While attending North Central, I participated in the Prelude Awards, a city-wide arts competition, where, from more than 300 entries, I won first place in the vocal category. I attended Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts to study musical theatre before transferring to Western Kentucky University, where I shifted my focus to advertising and public relations, with a minor in theatre. After college, I returned home to Indianapolis, where I continued to act professionally while beginning my advertising career. These days you'll find me singing all the hits in the shower.
As my career progressed, I made the leap to Chicago where I resided in Lakeview East. While in Chicago, I worked with SapientNitro (now SapientRazorfish) and traveled the world with my client, Abbott. Abbott also marked the pivot of my advertising career from consumer and tech to healthcare when I was recruited by the largest independent healthcare agency, Abelson Taylor. A true nerd at heart, I loved the opportunity to learn about science and health, while applying my consumer experience to the world of medicine.
After being recruited by the Publicis network, I decided to pack up my Chicago life and head to New York. New York combined my two passions: theatre and advertising. Since moving to NYC, I've climbed my way up the proverbial corporate ladder from Account Director to Senior Vice President in less than two years time.
Outside of the office, I enjoy exploring the city and world, seeing theatre, collecting vinyl, fine dining, and hanging out with my raven-haired, lady pug, Barbara. I reside on the Upper West Side with my entrepreneur boyfriend, Levi.