In the ad agency world, I’ve been lucky enough to work as staff on the production teams of the three ad giants Arnold Worldwide, Digitas, and TBWA/Media Arts Lab, as well as a freelance producer for smaller agencies and production companies in the Northeast and French Louisiana. I also enjoyed working as Manager of Creative Services at Post Haste Digital, where I worked with clients such as Warner Bros., Netflix, and many indie filmmakers, as well as a short stint as Episodic Producer at Company 3 in Los Angeles on a well known, but NDA’d show and client.
On the creative side, I adore the process of visual storytelling. I’m passionate, work hard, love being part of a team and consider my work a form of play. While producer skills run in my veins, I also love directing and shepherding the creative growth of a project through to its final stages. After the pre-production and production stages, I can hardly wait to come back to the edit room to go through the post process and see the footage come alive. Another one of the most interesting parts of my experience has been having the opportunity to interview hundreds of people from Fortune 100 CEO’s to average Joe’s, and to work in so many different genres of production. I’ve also been lucky enough to collaborate with (and learn from) some of the most extraordinary, creative, talented (and just plain ol’ fun) people in the business, and well, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that – it’s really been a blast.
In my free time, I am chipping away on my own labor of love – a podcast about our biological drive to PLAY, and how it relates to our brain development, innovation and creativity, and humanity’s powerful pursuit of happiness.
My strongest skills are exceptional organizational skills, problem solving, leading a team, shepherding projects, interviewing show subjects (and finding the story), type-A work ethic – and growing lasting relationships with my clients and teams. I am interested in roles where I can use this last skill more, and help to grow the next company I’m a part of by facilitating great, long lasting relationships with our current and future clients.
Please find a sample credits list here, and feel free to request a resume or references if you’d like as well. I will be quite happy to oblige. Thank you kindly for stopping by and for your time. (If you’re a glutton for punishment, or just curious about who I am outside of my work experience, you’ll find a few random facts below).
FEW RANDOM FACTS:
I have lived in 57 places in my life so far, including Boston, MA, East Providence, RI, a backpack in Europe, San Diego, CA, the arm of Cape Cod, French Louisiana, the Gold Coast of Australia, Los Angeles, CA, Mount Pleasant, NY (45 minutes north of NYC), and now am delighted to back in Los Angeles to stay. After all the marvelous years of adventures, I’ve learned deep down California is truly my forever home.
My favorite places ever visited are Prague, New Zealand, Japan, Argentina, and San Francisco.
I care deeply about this planet of ours and all the humans that inhabit it, and am passionate about education and social justice the world over. I also believe that compassion and humanity are powerful tools, and free to give in excess.
In college, I worked a freelance gig where I wore a Dunkin Donuts cup costume, with huge orange shoes and 4-finger gloves, and danced and waved to passers-by. *Photo evidence avail.
Though I am left-handed, I (sort of) play guitar righty.
I secretly want to be an astronaut, and if given the chance to go to adult space camp – would totally take it.
I have sky-dived, snorkled reef, sang under waterfalls, swam in volcanic craters, and tried my hand at trapeze (albeit to the laughter of friends and bystanders).
I most value in another generous philanthropy, and hope to find more opportunities to give back, when my wildly successful career makes me loads of dough to share. <wink/grin>
I love jokes, but will, no matter what, tell the punchline at the wrong place. This includes knock-knock jokes.
At any given time of day, I will always be found craving chocolate and adventure.
Simplicity is one of my favorite words. I consider myself a minimalist, but am an avid collector of experiences. And laughs.
I once got lost on an island, in a rainforest, trying to make my way to a secluded beach I read about.
Among my minimal treasured possessions is a collection of different old keys. Since childhood (and still) I like to imagine the stories that might accompany each one.
My weaknesses are good food, indie film, lindy-hopping, rock-climbing & fearlessly silly people. I also love a good safari (and animals in general).
I adore being creative, but also secretly love lists.