About

Do you need a storyteller and strategic thinker?

This is me: I revel in brainstorming, am happiest when I’m being creative, collaborating, and contributing to or developing a community.
My philosophy revolves around putting the user first.

Have challenges? I'll take them.

 
 
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Creative WRITING, 
PUBLISHING, Teaching

17 YEARS' EXPERIENCE

Job Titles:

  • Creative Writing Instructor; Mentor

  • Editor; Small-Press Publisher

  • Author of poems, short stories,
    poetry comics

Degrees & Certificates:

  • MFA. English, Creative Writing. University of Iowa

  • BFA. Media Arts. Pratt Art Institute

  • TEFL Certificate. Madrid, Spain

Awards (select):

Publications:

  • ~50 credits in online & print publications

Readings (select):

  • “Undertows” exhibition opening.
    La Casa Amarilla, Málaga, Spain

  • Angle of Reflection anthology.
    Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, CA

  • Hekayah—The Story spoken word event. New York University,
    Abu Dhabi, UAE

Courses I Teach (select):

  • Advanced Writing Workshop

  • Creative Writing Studio

  • Graphic Novel & Poetry Comics

Skills:

  • Creativity

  • Curiosity

  • Passion

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FILM
12 YEARS' EXPERIENCe


Job Titles:

  • Visual Effects Assistant
    Production Manager

  • Assistant to Co-Producer

  • Character Fabricator

Credits:

  • Kangaroo Jack

  • Wild Life

  • Dinosaur

  • Bump in the Night

  • Tim Burton’s Nightmare
    Before Christmas

Studios:

  • The Secret Lab, Burbank, CA

  • Walt Disney Feature Animation, Burbank, CA

  • Skellington Productions,
    San Francisco, CA

  • Danger Productions, San Francisco, CA

Skills:

  • Collaboration

  • Organization

  • Determination

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TURNING POINTS

 

  • Traveled to South & east Africa

  • Left (along with ~10k others) The Walt Disney Company

  • Graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

  • Moved from Burbank to Dubai, from Dubai to Madrid, from Madrid to Santa Fe

Skills:

  • Sense of wonder

  • Sense of self

  • Sense and sensibility

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ADVERTISING & MARKETING
11 YEARS' EXPERIENCE

Job Titles:

  • Managing Director

  • Senior Copywriter, Content Strategist
    & Manager

  • User Experience (UX) Director

  • Brand Manager

Award-Winning Campaigns (select):
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  • Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portrait Series (disneyparks.com)

  • Year of a Million Dreams & Meet the Dream Makers (disneyparks.com)

  • Walt Disney World Next Gen (waltdisneyworld.com)

Skills:

  • Editorial, copy and content

  • Search and research

  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro); Microsoft Office; Axure RP

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Projects: Various Fields
LIFETIME'S EXPERIENCE

Job Titles (select):

  • Web designer

  • Illustrator

  • Photographer

  • Project manager

  • Graphic designer

Projects (select):

  • Angle of Reflection anthology

  • Iowa Writers' Workshop t-shirts
    & yearbooks

  • poetry comics

Skills:

  • Self-motivation

  • Strategic planning

  • Design & layout

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CONTACT

 

Contact Me

Skills:

  • Communication

  • Community building

  • Writing