My love for advertising began in the early 2000s when I watched Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt duke it out during an ad campaign pitch for Nike in the movie What Women Want. Seems strange to attribute a career path to a fictional movie about a guy who electrocutes himself and as a result can hear what women are thinking, which helps him create better advertising. But regardless I thought, “I want to do that!” The advertising part, not the other stuff.
In addition to finding my husband Zach at UNI, I found an opportunity at Flynn Wright which has led to a career of doing the things I enjoy most: planning and organizing events, being creative and crafty, communicating and writing, and inspiring others. I love to be challenged and can’t think of a day when I haven’t learned something new. My mantra is “make it happen.” I believe in the power of faith, a positive attitude and a cup of coffee. And that you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. I work every day to instill these values in my kids, Hank and Abbey … that is, when I’m not working on great advertising for my many clients around the country or working on home renovation projects and blogging about it.