People say I have a calming presence. Sloths agree.

About

I was born and raised in Texas, a child who doodled on every flat surface, occasionally had an iguana, and watched wildlife documentaries on VHS. I dreamed of being a vet until I realized they only see sick animals, and that is sad.

When I was 16, I opted to study advertising. This decision was based mostly on my love of Rolling Stone magazine and the ads inside it. It’s now been over a decade since I started working in this industry. First as a copywriter, now as a creative director.

Now, I have a demanding wheaten terrier (thousands of photos available upon request), and I continue to amazed by the talented people I meet, the products I discover, and the creativity I see.

Interests

  • The future of retail
  • Travel & tourism
  • Pop music
  • Skincare products
  • Yoga & meditation
  • Immersive experiences
  • Technology (especially self-driving cars)
  • Celebrity memoirs
  • LGBTQ marketing & representation
  • Digital and physical design
  • Watching desserts being made in competitive reality shows

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