I apply human-centered design principles to create brands, experiences and technology solutions that strengthen communities and connect and inspire people.
I’m a creative who finds beauty in measurement (just give me a Venn diagram, and I’m happy to take my seat in the middle). I’m also a social alchemist who finds joy making connections between people, ideas, and the resources necessary to bring those ideas to life. I’ve worked with companies of all sizes to drive innovation and identify and grow partnerships and opportunities.
I believe that solving problems doesn’t need to be painful, and that sometimes an “ah-ha moment” is really a series of small discoveries, subtle indicators and validations from unlikely sources. As the cofounder of Drink Tank, I design ways to help companies collaborate with their communities to address business challenges, surface opportunities and make impact. Our events foster creative ideation and result in strategic insights and prioritized next steps.
I’m a Maine native, SF expat and global citizen, but Chicago is home. I graduated with a Bachelor’s from Brown University and hold a Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications and Digital Media Management from Medill IMC/Kellogg. In middle school, I won the principal’s award for Pleasant Manners. (I know it’s rude to brag, but I just thought you should know.)
I’m a proud collector of good stories and great people. Drop me a line -- I look forward to meeting you.