This business is nuts.

My first creative director used to say, “We get paid to color, think and play.” And I love it. All of it. From developing strategy to dreaming up concepts to pulling all-nighters — I wouldn’t want to be in any other industry. I began my career as an art director but in 2008 I switched to copywriter. But regardless of my role I'm as passionate about advertising as I was before Al Gore invented the internet. When my youngest daughter used to get excited about something her favorite expression was “HOLY MOLY COW!” That pretty much sums up how I feel about this gig.

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Creative Director/Copywriter Pavone Marketing Group, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — 2015-present
Clients include: North American Breweries (Labatt Blue/Blue Light), Sauder’s Eggs, Blue Harbor Fish Co., Starkist, Hershey’s, Herr’s

Freelance Creative Director/Copywriter — 2014
Clients include: Fiberon (2015 advertising campaign), Berlin Cameron (new business pitches), The W Partners (various branding and advertising projects)

Creative Director/Copywriter — Bader Rutter, Brookfield, Wisconsin — 2011-2014
Clients included: Sauder Furniture, Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis), Dow AgroSciences, Johnson Controls, Burpee Home Gardens

Senior Copywriter/ Senior Art Director — Neiman Group, Harrisburg/Philadephia, Pennsylvania — 2002-2010
Clients included: Penn State Basketball, Tröegs Brewery, Capital BlueCross, Trex, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Amtrak, PennDOT, PA Wine & Spirits, Bricco Restaurant, Sheetz, Red Door Wine Bar, Ready.biz, The Ad Council

Senior Art Director — Krause Associates, Dallas, Texas — 2000-2001
Clients included: The Texas Rangers, IronOx.com, Standard Fruit and Vegetable

Senior Art Director — Grey Advertising, Fort Worth, Texas — 1999-2000
Clients included: Justin, JPS Health Network, Community Bank, Nucentrix, Heartland Cable

Senior Art Director — The Maxfield Group/Square One, Irving, Texas — 1996-1999
Clients included: GTE, Wilsonart International

Art Director — J. Walter Thompson, Dallas, Texas — 1995-1996
Clients included: Pizza Hut, Texas Instruments, EDS, E-Systems, Oracle, SAF Bulk Chemicals, Exxon

Art Director — Bernard Hodes Advertising, Houston/Dallas, Texas — 1992-1995
Clients included: Steak & Ale, Bennigan’s, Haggar Clothing, FINA, Hermann Hospital, Saudi Aramco, AT&T

Education: The Art Institute of Houston, May 1992

Awards: Several BMA Bells, several New York ACE awards, bronze Telly, Best of Public Service Philly Addys, Philly Golds, several Central PA Addys, District 2 Addys, national Addys, Print Design Annual, New York Festival winner, several Fort Worth Addys, several Dallas Topps awards, nominee One Show Interactive, Mobius best of show, Art Directors Club of Houston awards