I'M A WRITER AT HEART. BUT I LOVE USING MY BRAIN FOR BIGGER THINGS, TOO.
I majored in Communications at Hannibal LaGrange University where I mostly wrote about sports and music. After spending a short amount of time interning for a small magazine publisher in Nashville, I kicked off my career as a reporter in my hometown: Clinton, Illinois.
Despite the excitement of chasing down a criminal who escaped from our local prison and attending late night school board meetings, I was fortunate enough to stumble my way into advertising. Today, I’m a creative thinker who thrives on finding solutions to problems. While still a storyteller, a brand advocate, and a person who’s driven by a love of developing meaningful ideas that lead to real results for brands, I was recently compelled to return to my journalistic roots. So the same month I found out I was expecting my first biological child, I started my Master’s program (MS in Journalism and Mass Communications) at the University of Kansas. None of it was easy; all of it was incredibly fulfilling.
I’m also writing a memoir about how I became a roller derby girl. Yes, I’m little. Yes, I realize I don’t “look” like a derby girl. Yes, I’ve broken bones. Long story short, you’ll definitely want to read the book when it’s done. And maybe now that I’m done with my thesis, I might actually finish. For now, check out my resume.