At the heart of every great brand is a great story. I bring those stories to life across virtually any medium or platform to help transform human emotions into actions.
I build dynamic departments from the ground up by merging multiple disciplines, establishing a clear process, utilizing diverse talent and inspiring innovation.
What I do goes beyond expanding an organization’s scope of services. I inspire both net new and organic growth, fuel new business initiatives and expand your company’s creative offerings.
Large or small, simple or complex, I create and simplify the realization of great ideas, unbound by channel or medium and turn business challenges into actionable brand opportunities.
A designer by trade and advertiser by default, my career blends together years of experience as a creative leader in advertising, design, digital, public relations, experiential and integrated marketing, as well as video and film direction.
I have a proven track record of winning new clients and leading diverse and multi-faceted creative teams. I’ve launched thriving branding divisions within national agencies, helped attain millions in new business, won a CLIO as a commercial director and even founded an award-winning skateboard company.
The Grove, a creative division I launched and currently lead for RF|Binder, won 2017 PR News’ Agency Team of the Year. I have also created and managed branding divisions for McCann Worldgroup, McCann Minneapolis and MSLGroup.
My unique and brand-centric approach has garnered recognition from Adweek, Ad Age, Creativity Magazine, The American Institute of Graphic Arts, Shoot Magazine, PRSA, Mercury Awards, Graphic Design USA, Print Magazine, Getty Images and the Broadcast Designers Association.
Through it all, I lead creative teams to take a seamless strategic and integrated approach across virtually all media. And, in the process, bring brands to life.
2017 PR News Agency Elite Award | Agency Team of the Year
2017 Clio Awards PR Juror
2017 PR News Platinum PR Awards | Rockefeller Foundation
2017 PRSA Big Apple Awards | Digital Media | Rockefeller Foundation
2017 PRSA Big Apple Awards | Integrated | Rockefeller Foundation
2017 Bulldog Media Relations | Gold Award | Rockefeller Foundation
2017 Mercury Awards | Silver | Cause Branding | MDA
2017 Mercury Awards | Bronze | Digital | Rockefeller Foundation
2014 PR Week’s Nonprofit Campaign of the Year | March of Dimes
2014 Publicity Club of New England’s Silver Bell | March of Dimes
2014 In2 Sabre’s | Advertising Awards | March of Dimes
2014 Pro Awards | Platinum | March of Dimes
2009 Clio Awards | Bronze | Director | Trojan Condoms
2009 Adweek | Ad of the day | Director | Trojan Condoms
2008 Shoot Magazine | New Director’s Showcase
2007 Getty Images | Winner | New Director’s Grant
2002 Minnesota Ad Federation | The Show | Silver & Bronze
2002 Graphic Design USA Magazine | 50 People to Watch
2001 Minnesota Ad Federation | The Show | Silver