With over twelve years of experience in advertising and branding, I've learned the best work gets done when ideas are put first and egos last. I'm a copywriter by trade with a love and respect for design. I value 'yes and' collaboration. Above all, I believe that insightful, smart, memorable ideas have the power to not just change brands, but can have a positive impact on our society as a whole.

I’m a dad to a three-year-old toddler and a seven-year-old sheepdog who acts like a three-year-old toddler. Thanks to my Virginian upbringing, I’m still a sucker for a well-written country song. And thanks to my great grandma who used to glue googly eyes on rocks she found in the cow pasture, I inherited a love for making things.

Some of those things have been recognized by the One Show, the Clios, Art Director's Club, the SXSW Interactive Festival, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, Creativity, the FWA, the Effies and London International Awards.


VCU BRANDCENTER // 2007          
MS Mass Communications; Copywriting

BBA Business; Consumer Marketing


VSA PARTNERS, Chicago IL // Feb 2016 - Present
Creative Director (Dec 2017 - Present) / ACD (Feb 2016 - Dec 2017)
ABInBev Craft Breweries (Goose Island, Breckenridge, Golden Road, Devils Backbone), Bud Light, Hornitos,, Slack, McDonald's, YWCA, Rust-Oleum

THE MARTIN AGENCY, Richmond VA // 2012 - 2016
Senior Copywriter
BFGoodrich, Chips Ahoy!, GEICO, Discover Card, Straight Talk Wireless, Colonial Williamsburg, Pizza Hut, Walmart, Penske

Y&R CHICAGO // 2007 - 2012
Copywriter, Craftsman, Sears, Bonefish Grill, Miller Genuine Draft



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