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I'm a Gemini. This might explain my dual career path as an Advertising Copywriter/Creative Director AND a Playwright/Storyteller. You'd be surprised how often and easily the two paths intermingle. Somewhere along this circuitous journey, I picked up real world experience in Public Relations, Event Management, Nonprofit Development, Client Service, Directing (both video and stage) + Percussion. I recently completed a 16-month gig with CVS Health while juggling freelance work and producing my own storytelling show (StrongWordsLive.com) in LA and Palm Springs. I also teach storytelling for grown-ups and have taught in the public school system. Things I can't do: draw, whistle, eat shellfish.
I was raised in the corn fields of Lemoyne, Ohio, and studied Journalism/Marketing at Bowling Green State University. I earned my creative stripes at several prominent Toledo ad agencies, with a life-changing detour to New York City working in account service for a small-but-mighty boutique agency. Then came the internet and independence: I struck out on my own, moved to the west coast and developed a nationwide client list: the Ahmanson Theatre in LA, LifeFormations in Cincinnati, big pharma in New Jersey, Sensational Beginnings toy catalog in Michigan, Ilmor Marine in Detroit, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest in Virginia, Dana Corp. in Toledo and heaps more.