EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western Michigan University, with a stint at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence. Ask about the honey from the Gregorian monks on the Oltrarno, but don't ask them for directions.

2004-2005
Graduated from college to ordering pens and notebooks as an intern at J. Walter Thompson. Three times I cut a life size Toby Keith out of foam core with a #11 blade exacto-knife. I also occasionally got to work on some advertising ideas.

2005-2007
I landed a jr. Art Director position at J. Walter Thompson in Denver, working on the Ford account. There, I learned that post houses serve free lunch, so I spent most of my time at them, making broadcast spots for Ford...and riding razor scooters.

2007-2011
Got hired on at TBWA/The Integer Group working on the national Polaris account. They make ATVs, snowmobiles, and Victory motorcycles. I spent weeks in the wilderness filming and photographing things that go vroom, expensed new underwear, and once witnessed my boss crash one of the hero vehicles into a river just before we shot it.

When I wasn't neck deep in a mud hole, I worked on Miller-Coors, and Blue Moon, which afforded me the opportunity to see the original clay noid in an attic in Portland.

2011-2014
I decided to join Gyro as a Sr. Art Director, for the chance to work for Cameron Day, the son of famed adman, Guy Day. I spent most of my time making ads for a small regional cable company. Gyro is a big network, and I had the opportunity to do some work out of their New York office as well. NYC Lesson #1; Never offer to buy a round of drinks for co-workers in Manhattan. It will not be reimbursed.

EXTRA CURRICULAR
During this time period I also found time for some extra curricular activities. I worked as a mentor with the Adclub, and got involved in local Denver award show activities. I also did some freelance for clients, and for some agencies like Sterling Rice Group, and a company that made a splash a few years earlier—called Victors and Spoils.

2014 - PRESENT
After freelancing on a New York Times cover story, and projects for Patagonia and JCPenney, I got hired on full-time as an ACD at Victors and Spoils. Far from their crowdsourcing roots, V&S has given me the opportunity to meet the FLOTUS, teach a few classes at The University of Colorado, and take a selfie with Cindy Crawford.

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