I kicked off my career as a writer, publishing my first novel at 19-years-old in Chicago, Illinois. I went on to be the Marketing Manager for Heather Brown Art in Honolulu, Hawai’i working with major brands in the surf industry such as Billabong, Rip Curl, and Japanese Airlines. I landed in Portland, Oregon to work 6+ years as a commercial film and photo producer for brands such as Nike, Vivobarefoot, Iconix Brand Group New York, Riddell, and more I’m forgetting about but mostly in the outdoor, fashion, and lifestyle industry. I went the action sports route since I’m a passionate surfer and mountain lover as the Creative Manager for Safilo Group, specifically, Smith Optics. Most recently, rebranded and built Roamers Brand as the Marketing Director. Finally, I am the co-founder of Ninety Collective, a boutique creative agency and experience. I stay creative as a writer, photographer, and artist.
Upcoming art show: “Interference” August 9th Cosube Portland OR 6-9PM
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT - Levi’s production assistant for Summer 2019 e-commerce initiatives.
PRODUCER - Negotiated funding with financial backers, controlling and allocating budget and resources. Organized production crew, equipment, location, and schedules. Supervised photography and film projects from preproduction, production, thru post production.
PROJECT MANAGER - Lead development and execution for final advertising/digital materials from project inception to final delivery. Manage client relationship and communication regarding project timelines, budgets, and deliverables. Manage agency client work flows, estimates, invoices, and communicating updates or deadlines.
CLIENT MANAGEMENT - Nike, Iconix Brand Group, Rocawear, Marc Ecko, La Belle, Riddell Sports, Ultralights, Pixellu
CREATIVE MANAGER (in-house) - Managed brands creative, marketing, product, and sales integration. Responsible for seeing project execution from the product inception, marketing/creative ideation & campaign planning to final commercial and trade production and execution. Lead multiple internal teams, agency partners, and contractors organizational communication, budgets, and timelines. Responsible for refining work-flows and Smith brand evolution to create space for the future adoption of Safilo Corporate brands (Carrera, Dior, Polaroid, Celine, Havainas+).
MARKETING DIRECTOR - North America marketing director and Pacific Northwest sales & marketing.
SOCIAL MEDIA & TALENT/ATHLETE - Ambassador, producer, writer, photographer, and content creator for the LifeProof summer road trip. A 2-month road trip along the East Coast USA alongside adventure photographer, Catherine Aeppel, living in a van, embracing a minimalist lifestyle while exploring the country. Additional Endorsement: Verizon Wireless, Opt Overland, Otterbox
COPYWRITER - Editorial adventure series.
PRODUCER & COPYWRITER - Editorial for blog, newsletter, and social media North American campaign.