Experience is The best teacher.
I got my start over twenty years ago, transitioning my creative talent into the then emerging industry of the Internet. I was blessed early on with mentors who forever changed my understanding of how design and marketing are intrinsically linked and who ignited my passion for developing ideas and businesses. My time in the trenches, working my way up the ladder is why I'm vocal in my belief that there is no substitute for experience. School is theory; it will never replace the real-world competition needed for success in both life and business.
I've been fortunate be a part of companies in all stages from startup to enterprise, spanning nine industries. This has given me unique expertise in understanding how to connect with consumers, instilling trust and value.
During my twenty years, nothing has been more rewarding than working alongside inspiring people to build something meaningful. I've founded and co-founded two companies, worked with four startups, and three nonprofits. I have to date, worked with over twenty-five organizations.
I also believe in paying-it-forward and supporting the next generation of inspiring people and ideas. I offer free consulting to founders, startups, early-stage CEOs, small biz owners, and nonprofits - focusing on marketing, branding, GTM, funding, and pivot strategies. So, #AMA or reach out to me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.