I’ve been called many things; dreamer, idealist, hard-worker, leader but at my core I am a creative. I’ve done everything from design to writing, strategizing to pitching and led different global teams. It’s the dream job.
From cars to coffee, dog food to deodorant, soup to Slurpees, I've developed creative for the biggest brands in the world and helped build brands from scratch. At the core is the story.
I've produced work in 5 different countries. Worked on-site in London and Toronto. I've had the good fortune to mentor a LatAm team. I've been a member of 2 different global leadership teams. And I've lead different client businesses in every major market.
14-Now (Insert B®AND Here) · Brand Builder • Storyteller
It was time, time I took 20+ years across diverse experiences and put it together to create my own brand consulting agency. Ideas to creds deck, campaigns to content, I’ll help you tell your story in a compelling way that connects to people.
Fun fact: BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke.
15-16 Hunter Straker/Acosta · Executive Creative Director
A truly unique opportunity to try some new things including creative development, team management and true cross-functional integration, including breaking down silos between agencies, shopper, digital and XM.
Fun fact: A proper coffee tasting involves cupping your hand over the cup and inhaling deeply followed by a large slurp to splash the coffee over all your taste buds.
11-14 The MARS Agency · Executive Creative Director
Led 75+ people across multiple offices Including 3 months leading the London office. Creative lead on all RFP responses resulting in wins on Walmart, Chobani, Hallmark and MCX which I continued as creative lead. Re-engineered the creative department including workflow, studio implementation and office environment.
Fun fact: They still do the “squiggle” dance during the Walmart cheer even though it’s not in their logo anymore.
05-10 Saatchi & Saatchi X · Executive Creative Director
Creative lead on the North American Leadership Team representing all U.S. offices while also being a mentor to the LatAm team. Leadership outside of creative department included managing and leading all monthly NA company meetings. Helped elevate the creative product including winning the first National Addy. Managed the day-to-day creative work on the P&G and Frito Lay brands.
Fun fact: My “lovemark” is Doe’s Eat Place where they sell steaks by the pound.
99-05 Publicis Worldwide/Dallas · Assc. Creative Director
Produced campaigns for BMW and Juicy Juice in Italy and Argentina. Led the creative development on Eurocopter and the Principle Financial Group. Participated in the rebranding of Curves brand and new product launches for Powerbar and TGIFriday’s.
Fun fact: I’ve worked with the Ferrari stunt driving team.
98-92 The Northway Group · Sr. Art Director
Developed work for American Airlines’ second largest division, Cargo, including print, direct, B2B and promotions. Did a lot of car and sports stuff, dream job until the agency went bankrupt.
Fun fact: I hid my name in a life size mural in the American Airlines headquarters.
95-98 Larkin Meeder & Schweidel/The Knape Group · Sr. Art Director
Launched the first commuter train system in Texas including TV, print, promotions, event planning, and multicultural, which led to being recognized as Adweek’s Southwest Creative All-Star Team. Came this close (holding up fingers an inch apart) to helping broadcast the first Olympics on the internet.
Fun fact: I helped launch the only light train that runs on three grades; below, above and at ground level.
92-95 Ackerman McQueen · Art Director
First real job out of college. A mix bag of clients including; pizza, bowling, roller coasters and guns!
Fun fact: Charlton Heston referred to himself as Chuck.
87-92 BA Advertising/Design · Minor TV/Radio
Oklahoma Christian University
Fun fact: I was an electrical engineering major for 3 years