MEET THE WOMAN BEHIND THE SCREEN
From the moment I could hold a crayon in my hand at age three, I began designing communications. My earliest project was completed at age three in my parents’ garage, where I left Charles Schulz-inspired Peanuts hieroglyphics to convey the greatness of the strip’s infamous beagle Snoopy to the world.
I won my first award at age 7 in a poster design contests promoting a local Elks Lodge’s annual pancake breakfast. After receiving a cash prize and a write up in the paper for my achievement, the die was cast for my future profession.
Encouraged by my high school design teacher, I landed my first agency job at age 17 and went on to attend the Academy of Art University. After finishing the advertising program in 1996, I worked at Northern California agencies creating television, radio, print, point of sale, and promotional materials for Milgard Windows, Tower Records, Coit Services, and many more clients.
I began freelancing in 2006 and branching out from traditional advertising to embrace the digital revolution. Since then, my skills continue to expand into new realms including digital marketing, website design, media relations, community outreach, and social media to create a more integrated communications approach.
Currently, I create comprehensive campaigns for the California Museum, where in 2010 a three-month contract turned into a full-time position as Communications and Marketing Director. In addition to my responsibilities to promote exhibits and programs on the state’s history, arts, and culture, the position offers me opportunities to collaborate with some of the world’s most legendary creatives.
To date, I’ve had many once-in-a-lifetime experiences working with heroes and influences such as the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Eames Office, the family of Ray and Charles Eames, Francis Ford Coppola, Stephen Spielberg, Joan Didion and several other inspirational people.