Growing up near Detroit, Michigan makes me a solid Midwesterner. I call soda ‘pop’, communicate with about 85% sarcasm, and operate with an above-average percentage of resourcefulness and humility. I left Michigan to attend the University of Arizona in Tucson where over the course of five years, I completed two BFA degrees in Design and Film simultaneously. It actually wasn’t a thing to do both at the same time until I came in and broke the mold. I started my career in Los Angeles, experimenting with an endless amount of verticals and roles for seven years. New York City is where I landed next, spending a year earning a Masters in Branding from the School of Visual Arts. Back in LA, I applied my new smarts to the agency world and eventually packed my bags for San Francisco where I grew as a creative and finally learned where I belonged in the creative industry. After 5 years in the Bay Area, I moved to Portland for a new role and became a first-time homeowner. In my spare time, I work on my house and tend to my giant garden full of native plants, succulents, and rare tropicals.