a darn good start:
My creative and entrepreneurial path started with a BFA in graphic design from Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester NY.
I've also completed a 2-year ad creative program at The Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA. My most recent education includes a certificate of Foundations in Design Thinking from Ideou.
then lots of experience:
My 30+ years in advertising and marketing include agencies like The Richards Group, Publicis, Integer, and The Marketing Arm. Entrepreneurial spirit is a big part of my professional life, as I was a minority partner in a software start-up and ran my own business designing gifts and accessories. I currently enjoy serving various clients in the dynamic world that is my own marketing practice.
awards and other involvements:
I was a 1997 Print Regional Annual winner and 2003 “Champion of Social Change” for TAASA (Texas Association Against Sexual Assault). I am a member of the RAINN (The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) National Speakers’ Bureau, 2005 recipient of Southern Methodist University’s Profiles in Leadership award and former member of the advisory board for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Luxury Marketing Council. I have also been a Big Sister and participated as a Texas Victim Impact Panel speaker in the Dallas court system. I'm a previous member of the Dallas Arboretum’s marketing committee. I'm also a past board member and marketing committee chair at the For the Love of the Lake foundation in Dallas.