about me

who I am

creative director • designer
leader • communicator

Over the course 25 years of storytelling experience across various digital and print platforms I have become a creative Swiss Army Knife. The past decade plus has been spent working with non-profit and event-based organizations helping stretch budgets and bring teams together.

This experience has allowed me to not only dive into the trenches when it comes to producing work, but it has also cultivated a talent for talking with others who are experts in their field. I defer to their expertise, but I understand creative processes enough to offer valid guidance and feedback to not only move a project forward but help empower a creative talent.

collaborator • team builder
mentor • speaker

I’ve brought together productive creative teams from wide ranging backgrounds at various organizations to help achieve unified goals. Mentoring individuals in positions such as graphic designer, production artist, web developer, and video designer is one of my professional missions. I’ve made mistakes, and I gladly pass along those lesson to colleagues so they don’t have to do quite as much learning under fire. I also help teams exceed the limitations of budget, time and experience by developing efficient processes and procedures alongside team members. This all is done with the overarching goal of building a solid foundation for a sustainable team that can last beyond the time of its current members.

coach • teacher
certified technical trainer

I am passionate about passing along my knowledge. I’m a CTT+ Comp-TIA certified technical trainer adept in conducting training courses on leading creative software and processes. I’ve coached for both creative and non creative positions. My trainings have ranged in size from individual to large corporate sessions.

husband • dad
star wars fan • marvel zombie
calvin & hobbes enthusiast

I’ve been married since 2006 and we have two incredible sons who keep me insanely busy! In my spare time you might find me watching a Star Wars or Marvel movie or show (I owe my career to learning to draw from both of those franchises). I’ve been known to show up at Star Wars conventions a few times! And if you ever question how much I love Calvin & Hobbes, take note: we named our first-born Calvin.

work experience & resume

Find out more about what I know, what I’ve made, and who I’ve made it for over on my extensive resume page!