I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee after completing an internship with Matchstic in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating in 2007, I was brought onboard full time as a junior designer where I cut my teeth working on a wide variety of branding, print and web projects.
This is where the story takes an interesting turn. After the downturn in 2009 and the subsequent lay off, I packed up and headed to the Florida Keys to teach scuba to all walks of life. This is where I developed my passion for teaching and mentorship. It's interesting how the inability to speak underwater can quickly bridge the language gap with a lovely couple visiting from China.
After returning to Knoxville to pick up where I left off, I've worked my way from designer to art director where I now manage a team of designers stationed in four offices across Arizona, Colorado and Tennessee. It is here my passion lies. Working with my team, we create all manner digital and traditional marketing for our clients.