I straddle that line between creativity and business—I’m a writer and a strategist, happiest when blending thought-out marketing planning with creative execution.
I’ve worked both in-house and on the agency side of things for the past decade, engaging with all manner of marketing and communications activities, from copywriting with a strong SEO focus, to public relations work, marketing strategy, and leading new business development via proposal writing and pitch preparation.
I hold an MBA with a marketing focus from Fordham University, and am currently wrapping up my dissertation for an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. I also hold undergraduate degrees in both journalism and English from the University of Florida.
I’ve got some skills: in Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress, Filemaker Pro, Salesforce, Cision, on-site SEO, print design, website management, public relations, AP style, Chicago Style, research, writing, and editing, among others.
… okay, but what else do you do?
- I’m a pseudonymously published poet, currently working on a collection exploring control and coercion in all their manifestations through apocalyptic and theological motifs related to the concept of evil as it’s developed across the history of Western culture.
- Presently working on the creation of several horror podcast projects! Both a horror literature project (particularly interested in feminist readings of horror films and horror fiction) and an “actual play” RPG podcast with some serious cosmic horror plotlines!
- Slowly researching and working on a series of essays / polemics—”Against Romance” and “Against Pop Magic”, each in their own way analyzing the idea of the Romantic as it’s progressed from 19th century German and English writers through the 20th century and into today. I’m interested in topics related to the “romantic mindset” and the ebb and flow of pop culture trends rooted in various forms of irrationality, magical thinking, and delusion.
- In the early stages of building a blog project focused on themed reading lists and the idea of “self help” topics explored not through typical self help / motivational fare, but instead finding meaning in myth (a la Joseph Campbell) and connecting twenty-first century issues to ideas in classic literature, social theory, and philosophy.