Voted Class Clown
Frisbee Golf Champion
Mad Men Enthusiast
Before I went to art school, I attended Devry on a scholarship for electronic engineering. I left after completing my first year because it was way more boring than I had expected. You can only make a capacitor so small and testing things for a living seemed very dull. So I decided this career path wasn’t for me, took a giant leap, and signed up for the Multimedia Production & Design program at the International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT).
My family always had creativity (from Mom) and a hard work ethic (from Dad) built into our DNA code. I wanted to put these traits to use and I loved the idea of doing something new & challenging each day. And it doesn’t get any more creative and challenging than developing and executing custom strategies on various marketing channels for different clients, industries, hurtles, and goals that beat the competition in both the short and long term. Other key factors that played a role were pride and honor. The pride of adding American jobs and being an entrepreneur, and the honor of helping small to medium-sized businesses reach new heights of their dreams never thought possible.
I love my career; I live and breathe it day in and day out. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love how the growth of our business is dependent solely on us, and the smarter & harder we work the more we can accomplish. No excuses, no barriers, and never stopping the learning process.
Outside of the business, I love nature and try to do as much as I can outdoors including boating on the lake, playing sports rather than spectating, hiking through the mountains, and camping out in the middle of nowhere. I go to as many zoos, aquariums, museums, and arboretums as I can each year.
I fell in love with skydiving, literally, and I want to do more of it in the future. There is no other feeling like it, being above the clouds and free falling at 120 miles per hour, yet you feel more like you’re just slowly floating. Also, more travel, because I love visiting new places, learning about different cultures, and experiencing new things. Knocking bucket list experiences off my list one at a time such as great white shark cage diving in Australia.
All of these experiences truly keep me grounded, inspired, humbled, and excited about new chapters of my life.