Bottom line? I love to create.
I am a writer who thinks visually and an artist who paints pictures with words. Though I have a degree in journalism, I've had several art gallery shows of my paintings. That combination of words and pictures has helped me create award-winning, brand-building communications for a wide variety of consumer, government, financial and business-to-business accounts across all media for more than 30 years.
The role of advertising and marketing communications continues to change. And the need to connect with your audience is more important than ever. That's something I've always done and something I will always do.
Now, what can I do for you?
BloodLines Creative St. Louis, Missouri - advertising and marketing communications specialist for small-to-medium sized businesses who want to do great things.
Creative Director/Owner 2011 - present
Summit Marketing St. Louis, Missouri - full-service, advertising and marketing communications firm specializing in government, commercial and strategic fundraising accounts.
Creative Director 2007-2011
MediaCross St. Louis, Missouri - full-service advertising and marketing communications firm specializing in recruitment marketing
Creative Director 2006-2007
Hughes, St. Louis, Missouri - 40-person marketing communications company utilizing advertising, promotions, PR and technology to drive client's business
Group Creative Director - 1995-2006
Associate Creative Director - 1989-1994
Kenrick Advertising, St. Louis, Missouri - full-service advertising agency - upon my hiring, I was the 32nd employee and in nine years’ time, Kenrick became the 3rd largest agency in St. Louis with more than 100 employees
Associate Creative Director 1986-1989
Senior Copywriter - 1984-1986
Copywriter - 1980-1984
Consumer - AAA Insurance, Applebee's, BJC Health System, Brown Shoe Company, Charter Communications, Conagra Foods, Enterprise Rent-a-car, Hardee's, Kelly-Springfield Tires, Missouri Tourism, Pasta House Company, Rawlings, St. Louis Baseball Cardinals, Saint Louis Science Center, Six Flags Theme Parks, Tide Dry Cleaners, Wendy's
Government Missouri Department of Community & Economic Development, Missouri Department of Highway Safety, Missouri Nutrition Council, U.S. Army, U.S. Army Medical Reserve Corps, National Institute of Health, Veterans Affairs
Financial - Allegiant Bank, Anheuser-Busch Employee Credit Union, Deutsche Financial Services, Farm Credit Bank, Mark Twain Bank, Metro Bancshares, Montgomery Bank, Roosevelt Bank
Business-to-business Alpha Packaging, Alucobond, Angelica Uniforms, Coin Acceptors, Conseco Insurance, Lincoln Automotive, MiTek Industries, Solutia, Steel Joist Institute, Watlow Electric, William B. Ittner Company
More than 40 local St. Louis ADDY award finalists for TV, radio, magazine, newspaper, outdoor, posters, invitations and direct marketing
National ADDY Awards created for Pasta House Company, Mark Twain Banks, Kangaroos Shoes and Missouri Division of Tourism
New York Festivals TV & radio finalists for Pasta House Company
Telly Award and Gold AEGIS Award for U.S. Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Program training video
Local Emmy awards for Pasta House Company and Charter Communications More than 80 local TAM awards (Targeted Advertising Marketing) recognizing creative excellence in business-to-business communications
University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Journalism, May, 1980