I’m no good at throwing my giant ego around.
I’m better at compassion. My big ideas begin with empathy for the consumer, the client and for each other. I dream up concepts, try to bring the best out of my colleagues, and execute on all the tiny steps that make success possible. If that sounds like somebody you’d like to work with, please give me a shout.
Herb Pharm, Portland, Or (Sept-2016-present)
I'm hip-deep in a long-running rebranding project with an herbal supplement company in Portland.
I run our efforts to build a brand voice and connect on social media.
Freelance Copywriter (2015-2016)
Agencies: closerlook, Sandbox, Pinnacle Marketing
Clients: Novo Nordisk, Astellas, Baird & Warner, Rust-Oleum, Ford (dealerships), GM (dealerships), Argonne National Labs, Sasser Family Holdings.
Magnani Continuum Marketing Chicago, IL (2012-2015)
Senior Copywriter (Promoted 2014)
Clients: Marriott, Siemens, CNA Insurance, Molina Healthcare, @ Properties, Delk (CPG), St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, New Business.
Media: TV, Web, Print, OOH, Radio, Direct Mail, Social
Specialties: Concepting, brand campaigns, bringing out best in young creative colleagues
Emmi Solutions, LLC Chicago, IL (2006-2012)
Marketing Communications Specialist (Promoted twice)
Copywriter for all major corporate communications at healthcare technology company including: sales decks, press releases, podcasts, blog posts, web copy, whitepapers, speeches, op-eds and other marketing collateral.
Managed dozens of projects across creative, sales and account teams. Coordinated executive input on projects large and small. Juggled projects and deadlines in a small marketing team to improve the client experience.
Chicago Board of Elections Chicago, IL (Sep 2006- Nov 2006)
Lead Technical Trainer
Trained more than 1,300 students how to avoid accidentally throwing Chicago elections.
A Van in New Zealand (Aug 2004- Aug 2005)
Almost killed a sheep by hand-feeding it an apple.
Grinnell College B&S Grinnell, IA (Aug 2003- May 2004)
Created humor magazine from scratch: writing, hiring, budgeting, and getting paid to be funny.
Grinnell College | Bachelor of Arts, History | 2000 – 2004
The Second City | Training Center Sketch Writing Program | 2012