Chicago native. Marketing. Production Events Coordinator. Field Marketing Activator. Freelance Writer.
Life is about connections and whom we meet and the impact we have upon each other. I believe in integrity and paying attention to what makes your firelight. In an industry, which is turbulent, constantly evolving – I find what is most of value is the steadiness in integrity, creativity and an endless curiosity on what is possible and sustainable.
My line of drive is to show people what they are capable of, what they can do, how to do it, and cohesively bring it together. It’s about connecting and reminding people of their potential – when we do this in an authentic way, it’s profound and lasting.
I am skilled in the production, marketing, and coordinating of events. Keen to cross-functional content production, I thrive with rolling up my sleeves in the actual production of the creative product. My key strengths and key experiences are leading and assisting in the production of the creative product, product launches, marketing initiative, photo shoots, working with vendors, lodging, organizing production schedules, and logistics with the creative teams. Managing the relationship between partners and the creative integrity of the brand.
My experiences have allowed me to be part of the creating, and consumer activation as I have managed and led marketing endeavors in key markets. Production is one of the most fulfilling parts of a job, it's where you have the opportunity to problem solve for the abstract, and find unexpected ways to assemble teams and set the stage to make it work.
When I'm not working you can find me on my bike or a run, capturing my images and sharing stories along the way. Questions? Thoughts? Say hello!
What I am known for: I am mostly known for my enthusiasm towards life and the desire to stoke the fire.
What does success mean to me: Success to me means being able to continue to do what I love. To do something I am fulfilled and energized by and having the opportunity to share it.
What has been the been piece of business advice: OWN EVERYTHING
Personal or professional motto: "I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life." - Virginia Woolf
Childhood aspirations: I remember it was 7th grade. I was watching a movie, it was one of those happy feel good movies. I said without hesitation, I want to do that. I want to make people laugh, feel good about themselves and life. It was the most real and honest thought I had experienced in my childhood. So, I did what any child does that wants something. I looked up every casting agent and when I found the one I thought I'd like, I called the Better Business Bureau - just to make sure they were legit. They were, so I went to them. Told them to sign me and I told them exactly what I wanted. All of this in 7th grade. To this day, if I feel the noise and I begin to lose my way on what makes my fire light, I'll think of this memory. When you truly know what you want, you will truly ask for it without hesitation, without an apology, without overthinking it. I truly believe something happens in our adulthood - we don't think and dream the same. We over think it.
Overall lesson learned: As all that is in life, we are always learning. However, one that really sticks with me is don't over complicate things to the point you remain stagnant. Make it easy on yourself and ask yourself what do you want your end result to be. Then go from there, listing out your steps of what needs to be done.
What the world needs more of and less of: More paid maternity and paternity leave. More self-thinkers. More art. More theatre. More stories. More empathy. Less wanting to be right and more wanting to make it right.